India defers long-range missile launch

2012-04-18 18:00

Bhubaneswar - India on Wednesday postponed the launch of its first long-range missile capable of reaching deep inside China and Europe, due to bad weather a government official said.

"Due to heavy lightning in the area, the scheduled test flight of Agni V has been postponed until tomorrow for safety reasons," defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar told Reuters.

The launch of Agni V, which can carry nuclear warheads and has a range of 5 000km, will thrust the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear defence capabilities.

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