India's new nuclear-capable Agni III missile failed in its first test-firing over the weekend because it was unable to reach its target, Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee said.
The Defense Ministry had initially declared Sunday's test of India's longest-range missile a success, but it plunged into the ocean in the Bay of Bengal, short of its target.
Terming the failure a snag, Mukherjee told reporters late Sunday that India would press ahead with the program and correct the faults.
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