26/12/2016 22:00

India successfully test-fires cannister based nuclear capable Agni-V ICBM

India’s indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5’ was today test-launched from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. This was the fourth and final test of the missile.

The missile, with a strike range of 6,000 km, will balance out China’s military capability. It will give India long-range strike capability.

The Agni V is an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 5,500 to 5,800 km. Agni V is nuclear capable, with a payload capacity of 1,500 kg of high-explosive warhead.

It has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. The missile has previously been tested in 2012, 2013 and 2015. / India Defense News

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