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India successfully test-fires Agni-5 nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Juune3 :India today successfully test-fired Agni-5 nuclear-capable ballistic missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island in Balasore district of Odisha.The nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile was fired with a strike range of 5,000 km that can reach almost all parts of China.

Juune3 :India today successfully test-fired Agni-5 nuclear-capable ballistic missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island in Balasore district of Odisha.

The ballistic missile was tested from launch pad number 4 at around 9.50 am. This was for the sixth time the missile was tested successfully. It was last tested on January 18 this year.

The nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile was fired with a strike range of 5,000 km that can reach almost all parts of China.

This was for the sixth time the missile was tested successfully. The missile was last tested on January 18 this year. The first test was conducted on April 19, 2012. Later, the test was conducted on September 15, 2013, the third on January 31, 2015 and fourth on December 26, 2016 from ITR.

The indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, Agni-5, is capable of striking a target at 5,000 km away. It is about 17-metre long, 2-metre wide and has launch weight of around 50 tonnes. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

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