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India successfully testfires nuclear-capable Agni III ballistic missile

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 18:55, April 16, 2015

NEW DELHI, April 16 -- India Thursday successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable Agni III ballistic missile from a military base off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said.

'The surface-to-surface missile, with a strike range of more than 3,000 km, was fired from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. The testfiring has been successful,' the sources said.

Agni III, which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes, has already been inducted into the armed forces.

The ballistic missile has been developed by the state-owned Defense Research and Development Organisation as a successor to Agni II missile.

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