In what is considered a landmark event in India’s missile programme, the Agni-IV missile was successfully test-fired from the Wheelers’ Island, off the Orissa coast, on November 15, 2011. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) press release stated that the most advanced long-range missile, launched from a Road Mobile System at 9 am, followed its trajectory “in a textbook fashion”, attaining a height of about 900 km and reaching the pre-designated target in the Bay of Bengal. All the systems functioned perfectly, encountering the re-entry temperatures of more than 3,000ºC. All mission objectives were fully met.
I wasn't aware of Indian military forces wide use of missiles against the British in the late 18th century. Fascinating! To read more, click here.