India successfully tested a nuclear-capable missile on Sunday, a defence source said, days after proposing a resumption of talks with arch-rival Pakistan.
The surface-to-surface Agni-III missile with a range of more than 3,000 kilometres (2,000 miles) was tested from Wheeler Island, off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa.
“All the parameters have been met, the test was successful,” the source said, adding the missile was fired from a railway mobile launcher.
It was the fourth test of the weapon, which can carry conventional or nuclear payloads of 1.5 tonnes and uses solid fuel.
India on Wednesday said it was open to foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, signalling a major breakthrough in relations frozen since the 2008 attacks in Mumbai.