Agni-IV missile with strike range of 4,000 km successfully test fired

It was test launched from the launch complex-4 of the ITR at Wheeler Island.

Balasore (odisha) | Published: January 20, 2014 12:42 pm
Agni-IV was test launched from the launch complex-4 of the ITR at Wheeler Island. (Picture for representative purpose: AP Photo) Agni-IV was test launched from the launch complex-4 of the ITR at Wheeler Island. (Picture for representative purpose: AP Photo)

India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of about 4,000 km, from a test range off the Odisha coast.

“The test firing was a total success. The missile travelled its full range,” M V K V Prasad, the director of Integrated Test Range, said.

It was test launched from the launch complex-4 of the ITR at Wheeler Island, at about 10:52 AM, defence sources said.

A high performance on-board computer with distributed avionics architecture, a high speed reliable communication bus and a fully digital control system were used to control and guide the missile to the target, the sources said.

“It is equipped with modern and compact avionics to provide high level of reliability,” a DRDO official said.

“The state-of-the-art Ring Laser Gyros based high accuracy INS (INS) and Micro Navigation System (MINGS) complementing each other in redundant mode have been incorporated into the missile system in guidance mode,” the sources said.

The sophisticated missile is lighter in weight and has two stages of solid propulsion. The payload, with a re-entry heat shield can withstand temperature of more than 3000 degree Celsius, a defence scientist said.

The missile is undergoing developmental trials by the DRDO.

This is the third development trial of Agni-IV missile by the DRDO.

Radars and electro-optical systems along the coast of Odisha have been positioned for tracking and monitoring all the parameters of the missile.

Two Indian naval ships were anchored near the target area to witness the final event.

The last trial of the missile was carried out successfully on September 19, 2012 from the same base.

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  1. A
    Jan 20, 2014 at 10:45 am
    Why cant the policy makers keep these developments on the down low and secret. Why cant they curb their urge to get our enemies to envy us. It seems very immature and very clic Indian nature that gets us nothing. Are we expecting China to stop its India encircling or stan to stop its Anti-India sponsored terror by doing this silly muscle flex? We don't even have the gumption to look them in the eye tell them as it is. We need to become cunning and wicked to deal with this real world Or else we will continue to live in a la la land.
    1. K
      Jan 20, 2014 at 10:04 am
      The news which should have been in the forefront had taken back because of Media Crazy AAP and AAP crazy media
      1. Satish Chandra
        Jan 20, 2014 at 8:03 am
        (Jan. 20 ‘14) Regarding the “successful” test of the Agni IV missile today: I have been saying for many years (see IndianAirFircePilotsMurderDOTblogspotDOTcom ) that the United States can control the operations of digital circuitry in any equipment, even if it is not connected to the outside world via the Internet, etc., by using microwave signals from satellites. Now others have also started saying that (“NSA can spy on offline computers wirelessly, says security expert”, CBS News, Dec 30 2013). The United States can make India’s missiles crash whenever it wants to. India’s only defence is exploding the nuclear warheads I have had India’s nuclear forces emplace in Washington and New York, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destro if there any retaliation or sign of retaliation.(Jan. 19 ‘14) India’s nuclear forces/ DRDO were going to carry out a test of the Agni IV missile on January 18 ‘14. After my reference below to Indians being inferior Indian s unfit to talk about strategic matters, they did not carry out the test because I have said that neither Agni I nor Agni II or Agni III or Agni IV or Agni V make India dominant over the United States; only exploding India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destro if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation, does. I have also said that missiles will be useful after dominance has been established. Late on January 18 ‘14 I sent a press release referring to the “filthy s of the media“, after which the Agni IV test was rescheduled for January 20 ’14. But missile tests must not become a subsute for exploding India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York; without exploding those warheads, they will remain inferior Indian s and slaves of the white man.CIA-SPONSORED RAHUL, MODI, KEJRIWAL VS. CIA-SUPPRESSED SATISH CHANDRAIndians as a rule are inferior Indian s unfit to talk about strategic matters, especially if it involves the White Master in any way, which it always does. That is why in his 'Mein Kampf' Adolf Hitler said "As for India, I would rather see India under the British than under any one else". It is not just that a handful of the British from half way around the world ruled India for centuries; a lot of other people from various countries did that for a thousand years before that.A modern day Babar will start each day by killing a million Indians before breakfast every morning, though some think three million will be better (this number can be herded into fairly small extermination circles and then a neutron bomb exploded over them). The British killed over ten million Indians (by gun and sword not famine) in just the ten years after 1857 in just Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Bihar and the killings continued right up to 1947 as seen in the example of a Sikh body guard riding in a jeep with the British viceroy gunning down any Indian, man woman or child, that came in view on either side of the road. For the slavery of present day Indians, see their behavior toward the greatest Indian of all time in the final paragraph and for the CIA Director’s and K. Subrahmanyam’s offer to him of one crore rupees combined with threats, see HaydenSubrahmanyamDOTblogspotDOTcom .I am an Indian, but as far above the other Indians as they may be above roaches.(Jan 8 ‘14) A professor of philosophy at New York’s Baruch College once sat down opposite me in Au Bon Pain café in Harvard Square and the first words he said to me were “Maybe you are an Avatar”. Was there something so extra-ordinary in my appearance that made him say that? Others have said similar things. In view of the paragraph below, what they say seems to have some merit. Let us take what they say seriously. Let the word go out that Satish Chandra is an Avatar (Incarnation) and India’s legitimate ruler. Let the Congress, BJP and AAP match that! (Jan 9 ‘14) A couple hours after I sent the above, a post on Bharat-Rakshak said “There is indeed a God looking after India”. Well, you have to obey God, sing his praises and celebrate the life of an Avatar. This Avatar has already said that Americans deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria; you are yet to arrest American consular staff -- and ambador -- who helped someone with criminal charges against him flee Indian justice. There is an absolute ban on Bharat-Rakshak against taking the name of this Avatar or singing his praises. This is no way to win God’s favor./ Immediately upon my reference to arresting the American ambador, the Americans gave diplomatic immunity to the Indian diplomat and let her fly home the same day (Jan 9 ‘14). Now let us deal with the Americans’ crimes against this Avatar (paragraph below).The United States has successfully dela by about thirty years the development of India’s cryogenic engine -- a tiny example of incomparably greater sabotage: ""India's greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, doent creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically hared and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and partition of India's RAW and India's C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media -- to keep India poor, weak and enslaved" and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States; see my blog led 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the le; my biography can be found in Marquis' Who's Who in the World, 2014 and earlier editions." One nuclear explosion on Ramlila Grounds where the uninformed mes gather by the hundreds of thousands at the rallies of Kejriwal, Modi, etc. will take care of their por support but, instead, one nuclear explosion on RAW headquarters and one on South Block - North Block will destroy traitors, including Kejriwal, sponsored by CIA-RAW while it suppresses Satish Chandra who can make India the supreme military and economic power in the world immediately by destroying Washington and New York simultaneously with RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destro if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation; his proposal about money will make India the most prosperous nation in the world within about ten years but it will be militarily dominant immediately on the destruction of Washington and New York and will be able to dictate in economic matters also immediately on the destruction of Washington and New York such as by having Americans work as slave labor for India -- although the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States will take precedence over having Americans work as slave labor; I have shown that Americans deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria. With its nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities, India has the means right now to make all U.S. presidents -- past and present -- present themselves in India to be whipped and hanged, by warning that Washington and New York will be destro if the U.S. fails to obey and additional U.S. cities will be destro if there is any retaliation. Filthy s of the Indian government such as the Commerce and Industry Minister and the Foreign Minister insist on putting “the extremely valuable partnership” with the United States above all else; they have a partnership with the United States in raping Mother India -- they pull apart and hold open the entrances to the cavities of Mother India which the United States then rapes. They deserve death even more than Ratan Tata about whom I wrote: “Ratan Tata should be whipped and hanged for giving $50 million to Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist was publicly tortured for being an Indian and to keep India poor, weak and enslaved”. I have described -- IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom -- the war waged with the help of 24-hour satellite surveillance for the past 37 years against the only Indian who is an obstacle to the Americans’ rape of India.Satish Chandra3:03am