In News: India successfully tested the Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-4, which met all parameters
- The successful test was part of routine user training launches carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command
- The successful test reaffirms India’s policy of having a ‘Credible Minimum Deterrence’
- Agni-IV is the fourth in the Agni series of missiles which was earlier known as Agni II prime. Agni-IV bridges the gap between Agni II and Agni III.
- CLASS: Intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM)
- It is surface to surface missile
- WARHEAD: Nuclear or conventional
- RANGE: 3,000 – 4,000 km
- PROPULSION: Two-stage solid propellant
- PAYLOAD: 1,000 kg
Previous Year Questions
Q.1) With reference to the Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? (2014)
- It is a surface-to-surface missile.
- It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
- It can deliver a one-tonne nuclear warhead about 7500 km away.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
- 1 only
- 2 and 3 only
- 1 and 3 only
- 1, 2 and 3