India Successfully Test Fires Agni-5 Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

  • India has successfully carried out night trials of the Agni V nuclear-capable ballistic missile which can hit targets beyond 5,000-5,500 km .
  • The nuclear-capable ballistic missile was fired from Abdul Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha on December 2022.
  • This is the ninth flight of the Agni V – a missile first tested in 2012 .
  • The Agni-V is a three-stage solid rocket powered missile system capable of delivering a 1.5 tonne nuclear warhead.
  • Agni-V can bring almost the entire Asia, including the northernmost part of China, as well as some regions in Europe under its striking range. This missile has the farthest range in the history of India’s weapons program. It is also the first missile to be launched at its maximum operational range, which exceeds 5,000 km.
  • The Agni-V is a nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India.
  • Agni-5 is an ingeniously built advanced surface-to-surface ballistic missile developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).

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