Report - India test-fires missile

Thursday, January 9, 2003

NEW DELHI, India -- India test-fired an Agni ballistic missile, which is capable of carrying nuclear weapons, a television station reported today.

Such tests are routine and rarely are announced in advance.

The short-range missile was fired from Chandipur-on-Sea on the coast of eastern Orissa state, Star News TV reported.

The test firing came as the Indian and Pakistani governments are making nuclear-weapons threats at each other.

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