"If everything goes according to plan and weather condition allows for a smooth launch, the test might be taken up on September 15 from launch pad-4," an official of Defence Research and Development Organization said.
    
Scientists and officials associated with the project are quite hopeful of a good performance as the first trial on April 19, 2012 was pretty successful as well.
    
"Preparation in the Integrated Test Range has reached a final stage and the missile and its sub-systems have been put to last minute check," the DRDO official said.
    
"As it is a developmental trial, the missile system and battery of networks associated with the test are to be validated before going for final launch," he said.
    
The surface-to-surface, three stage solid propellant missile is designed to deliver nuclear warheads of 1000 kg at a range of 5000 km, the sources said.
    
Standing about 17 meter tall, the state-of-the-art missile could take off from a mobile launcher with or without a canister system.

(Agencies)

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