It might be true but the way it failed raises some questions. India and its DRDO is well experienced in space technology. It has a series of launches in its' stride with multi-phase boosters. If Agni would have failed hitting the target after completing its path it would have been understandable but the reported snag in its second stage of the lift is unbelievable. Don't know if they chose a tough trajectory as these missiles accelerates at a much faster rate than the space launchers and a tight trajectory can put a lot of pressure. As per DRDO sources though, they tried to test multiple technologies including fault tolerant avionics, flex nozzle control system and the velocity of the system capable of going 16 to 17 times faster than the speed of sound. But its good that DRDO crossed the political laxman rekha and working on to continue the future tests. Lets hope they fix all the snags soon, its important for India's minimum deterance they have been talking about for years.