India tests Agni-V nuclear capable Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile


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• Agni-5 capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with very high degree of accuracy

• Uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine

• Successful launch in line with India’s policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’

New Delhi: A successful launch of the Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was carried out on October 27, 2021 at approximately 1950 hrs from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The missile, which uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy.

The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.

Agni-V is a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The missile uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine. It can strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy. The missile test was successfully conducted Wednesday 27 October at 7 pm.

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