Sep 15, 2013, 08.58 AM
BALASORE (ODISHA): India on Sunday conducted a second test flight of its indigenously developed nuclear- capable 'Agni-V' long-range ballistic missile, which has a strike range
of more than 5000 km, from the Wheeler Island
off Odisha coast.
The three stage, solid propellant missile
was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range
(ITR) at about 8:50am, defence sources said.
The surface-to-surface missile, which can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne, witnessed an 'auto launch' and detail results of the trial will be known after thorough analyses of all data retrieved from different radars
and network systems, they said.
"The sleek missile, within a few seconds of its blast-off from the Island launch pad
, roared majestically into a clear sunny sky leaving behind a trail of thin orange and white column of smoke and within seconds it pierced into sky," said an eye-witness to the launch.