India successfully tests the nuclear-capable Agni 4 ballistic missile.

India successfully launched the nuclear-capable Agni-4 ballistic missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha at night. It marked a significant boost to the country’s military capabilities.

The missile has a range of roughly 4,000 kilometres and is primarily viewed as part of India’s deterrent against China. According to the defence ministry, the successful test of Agni-4 reinforces India’s goal of possessing a “credible minimum deterrent capacity.”

“A successful training launch of an Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-4, was carried out from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha, at about 19:30 hours on June 6,”

According to the ministry, the launch confirmed all operational parameters as well as the system’s dependability. “The successful test reinforces India’s strategy of maintaining a ‘credible minimum deterrent capability,'” the statement stated. The missile test came amid India’s ongoing border dispute with China in eastern Ladakh. Over the previous few years, India has gradually increased its total military capability.

Agni 4 ballistic missile.

Several missiles were successfully tested during this time period. India successfully tested an extended-range variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter aircraft last month.

The extended-range variant of the BrahMos missile was launched for the first time by a Su-30MKI fighter.

On April 27, the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command successfully test-fired an anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.