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India Launches Long-Range Missile in Trial
India on Wednesday conducted a trial launch of its long-range Agni 4 missile from Orissa state, Agence France-Presse reported.
It was the third flight test of the nuclear-capable, two-stage weapon. The first flight in 2010 did not proceed as intended, while better results were seen in a November 2011 test.
"The Agni 4 was tested for its full range of 4,000 kilometers (2,480 miles) and it was a success," Defense Research and Development Organization spokesman Ravi Gupta said to the news agency.
The event followed the Monday trial flight by Pakistan of a cruise missile equipped to carry nuclear warheads. Gupta indicated the India test was not intended as a response to its longtime rival and fellow nuclear-armed state.
"None of our missiles are country-specific. We are a peaceful nation which has never attacked any country in thousands of years," according to the spokesman.
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