India test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile (VIDEO) — Analysis
India tested Saturday its next generation nuclear-capable missile. The ground-based weapon is designed to strike enemy fleets in the Indo-Pacific, the country’s media said.
The ‘Agni-P’ missile, also called ‘Agni Prime’, was launched from a small island off the coast of the state of Odisha in eastern India.
Launch was successful, and completed “all mission objectives with high level of accuracy,” India’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
First test firing of the missile took place in June. It can hit targets from a distance between 1,000 km (621 miles) to 2,000 km (1,242 mile). The missile, which is less powerful than a nuclear warhead and can strike enemy ships in the Indo-Pacific region, was first tested by media outlets.
Agni-P is also possible to be launched both from road and rail vehicles.