Agence France-PresseSeptember 15, 2013 08:49
India on Sunday successfully test-fired for a second time a long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, marking another advance in its military capabilities.
The Agni V blasted off at 8:50 am (0320 GMT) from a concrete launchpad on an island off the eastern state of Orissa.
"The missile met all the mission objectives with absolute accuracy," M.V.K.V. Prasad, director of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, told AFP.
Analysts say Agni V has the range to strike any target on the Chinese mainland, including military installations in the far northeast.