India on December 10, 2018 successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5’ from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast.
The missile was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal. It was a user associated trial and was conducted by the Strategic Force Command with DRDO scientists.
This was the seventh trial of the indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile.
· Agni 5 is an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India.
· The missile is a part of the Agni series of missiles, one of the missile systems under the original Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
· Agni-V is a three stage missile, 17 metres tall, two metres wide and capable of carrying 1.5 tonne of nuclear warheads.
Agni series missiles:
Agni-1 with 700 km range
Agni-2 with a 2,000-km range
Agni-3 with 3000-3500 km range
Agni-4 with more than 3,500-km range
Agni-5 with a strike range of 5,000 km
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