India successfully test-fires Agni-5 missile

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Oct 27, 2021, 09:01 PM(IST)

File photo: Agni V intercontinental ballistic missile. Photograph:( AFP )

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The Agni-5 missile has been developed by India's Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface Agni-5 missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast in Balasore.

The missile has a range of over 5,000 kilometres. The government said the launch ensures "credible minimum deterrence" that underpins the commitment to "No First Use".

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The missile has been developed by India's Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) uses three-stage solid-fuelled engine.

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The missile can carry nuclear warheads with advanced navigation and guidance systems. 

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In June, India had tested the Agni Prime missile which is the new generation advanced variant of Agni class of missiles. The missile can hit targets of 2000 km. It is also a nuclear-capable missile. 

(With inputs from Agencies)

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