NEW DELHI: ‘Agni-V’ which is India’s indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile, successfully test-fired in Odisha on December 18 (Thursday)
India successfully test-fires the ICBM Agni-V from the integrated test range at the Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast.
The missile which is Indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, has been launched from launch pad complex – 4 of the ITR.
The three-stage, 17.5-metre tall and two-metre wide Agni-V weighs around 50 tonnes.
The accuracy level of the missile, which has a strike range of 5,000-8,000 km, is far more than its earlier variants – Agni-I, Agni-II, Agni-III and Agni-IV.
The missile, with a strike range of around 5000 km, serves as an ideal counter to China’s military muscle. It will give India the cutting edge in long-range strike capability.