In April, India successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Agni-V, with a stated range of 10,000 km (about 5,500 nm). The Indians announced that after two or three more successes they would introduce Agni-V into their armed forces. The Indian success contrasted with the dramatic failure of a North Korean attempt that same month to orbit a satellite; the North Korean missile exploded shortly after takeoff.
World Naval Developments - India's New Missile
By Norman Friedman<p>