India on Wednesday test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-1 ballistic missile for the second time in less than a month and said the latest experiment was a "major success."
The Agni-1 has a range of 700 kilometres (420 miles), making it capable of striking at most targets in rival and neighbouring Pakistan.
It was launched from a missile test range in the eastern state of Orissa, officials from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in New Delhi.
"The system that we tested today has more manoeuvrability and better re-entry technology than the missile that was launched on October 5," said a DRDO official who asked not to be named.
"It is a major success," the official added.