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Nuclear Capable Agni-IV Successfully Test-Fired

Published on December 25, 2018
India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-IV from the Dr Abdul Kalam Island in Odhisa. It was the 7th trial of Agni-IV missile.
Nuclear Capable Agni-IV Successfully Test-Fired
  • DRDO had positioned Radars and electro-optical systems along the coast of Odisha for tracking and monitoring all parameters of the missile and two ships were anchored near the target area to witness the final event.

About Agni IV:

  • The strategic surface-to-surface missile has a strike range of 4,000 km.
  • The indigenously developed Agni IV is a two-stage missile and is 20 meters long with a weight of 17 tonnes.
  • Agni IV is equipped with advanced Avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture to provide a high level of reliability and precision.
  • Agni IV is also equipped with accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) which is supported by highly reliable redundant Micro Navigation System (MINGS) to ensure the vehicle reaches the target with accuracy.
  • The re-entry heat shield of Agni IV can withstand temperatures in the range of 4000 degrees centigrade and also makes sure avionics function normally with the inside temperature remaining less than 50 degrees centigrade.

About Dr Abdul Kalam Island:

  • Dr Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island, is an island off the coast of Odisha.
  • The Island was originally named after English commandant Lieutenant Wheeler and it was renamed after the late Indian President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who is also referred as Missile Man of India, on 4 September 2015.
  • The Indian Integrated Test Range missile testing facility is located on the Dr Abdul Kalam Island.
  • Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is also located close to Dr Abdul Kalam Island Island.


India has successfully test-fired which nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile from the Dr Abdul Kalam Island in Odhisa?
a. Agni-II
b. Agni-III
c. Agni-IV
d. Agni-V
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