Nuclear Ballistic Missile Agni-IV Successfully Test Fired Off Odisha Coast (Download PDF)


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Nuclear strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV was successfully test fired 23rd Dec, 2018 (Sunday) morning at 8.30 am. The test was conducted from Launchpad number 4 of the integrated test range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

Image Of AGNI-4 VS AGNI-5

Agni-IV missile Successfully test-fired with nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile with a strike range of 4,000 km, as part of a user trial by the Army, India

Parameters of AGNI-IV

  • Height 20 meter-long

  • Weight 17 tonnes

  • Equipped with state-of-the-art guiding, navigation & communication systems.

  • Advanced Avionics

  • 5th generation onboard computer system

  • Distributed architecture.

  • High-tech delivery system of advanced engineering having latest features to correct & guide itself for in-flight disturbances.

  • Indigenously developed sophisticated Agni-IV is a two-stage missile.

About the Test of AGNI - IV

  • The test was conducted shortly after the indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICMB) Agni-V was test fired from APJ Kalam Island.

  • The strategic surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island, at about 8.35 am, defence sources said.

  • Describing the trial as a “complete success”, they said all mission objectives were met during the test-fire.

  • All radars, tracking systems and range stations tracked and monitored the flight performance of the missile, which was launched with support of a mobile launcher.

  • Radars and electro-optical systems had been positioned along the coast of Odisha for tracking and monitoring all parameters of the missile, the sources said, adding two naval ships were anchored near the target area to witness the final event.

  • This was the 7th trial of Agni-IV missile. The last trial conducted by the strategic force command (SFC) of the Indian Army from the same base on January 2,2018 was successful.


Capital: Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

Governor: Ganeshi Lal

- Published/Last Modified on: March 16, 2019

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