Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-4, successfully tested

What is the News?

India has conducted a “routine user training” launch test of its Nuclear-Capable Agni-4 missile.

What is Agni-IV?

Agni-IV is an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO).

Range: It has a range of around 4,000 km. 

Payload: It can carry a 1,000-kg payload and can go as high as 900 km.

Significance: The successful test reaffirms India’s policy of having a ‘Credible Minimum Deterrence’ Capability.

Note: Credible minimum deterrence is the principle on which India’s nuclear strategy is based. It underlines no first use(NFU) with an assured second-strike capability and falls under minimal deterrence as opposed to mutually assured destruction.

Read more: Explained: India’s missile capability

Source: The post is based on the articleIntermediate Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-4, successfully testedpublished in PIB on 6th June 2022.

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