India on Wednesday conducted a successful test-fire of the surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-V capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 km.
File photo of Agni V intercontinental ballistic missile (Photo: Twitter)
India successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Agni-V, from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Wednesday. It was test-fired at 7.50 pm.
The missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets up to a 5,000-km range with a very high degree of accuracy.
The successful launch aligns with India’s policy to have a “credible minimum deterrence” that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.
India successfully test-fired a completely new missile in its ambitious Agni series off the Odisha coast. The test of the high-tech nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni Prime, was carried out from the launching complex IV of Abdul Kalam Island.
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