India successfully carried out a training launch of the Agni 4 intermediate-range ballistic missile from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha on Monday, a move that has a significant boost to the country's military capabilities.
The defence ministry said the test was carried out at around 7: 30 pm.
It said that the successful test of Agni 4 confirms India's policy of having a credible minimum deterrence capability.
A successful training launch of an Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-4, was carried out on June 6 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha, about 30 hours later, the ministry said.
The successful test was part of the routine user training launches carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command, it added.
The ministry said the launch validated all operational parameters as well as the reliability of the system.
The success of the test reaffirms India's policy of having a 'credible minimum deterrence' capability, it said.