India Successfully Test Fire Agni-V Nuclear Capable Missile

By Younish P, 2018-01-18 06:49:07

On Thursday morning, India test-fired Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its finishing operational arrangement from the Abdul Kalam Island of Odisha coast, taking one more step forward toward its ultimate induction into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC).

The officially confirmed range of over 5,500-km, the missile is able to hitting surface to surface targets the northern-most region in China but the defence experts vision that its range can extended upto 8,000-km without any difficulties.

"We have successfully launched nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V today," Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said to ANI.

The 17-metre long Agni-V was first tested in an unwrap configuration in April 2012 and September 2013, the third test was in January 2015 and the last test was in December 2016, which was the fourth and final experimental test of the three-stage missile.

The India Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) will have to take few more user-trials before the missile is shaped in sufficient numbers for induction.


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