India test-fires nuclear capable missile Agni-V

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India test-fires nuclear capable missile
India test-fires nuclear capable missile

Bhubaneswar:India on Sunday successfully test-fired the nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V off the Odisha coast.

The surface-to-surface missile with a 5,000 km strike range was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at 9.48 a.m., Defence Ministry sources said.

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Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the missile covered full range meeting all mission parameters.

This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. The missile was last tested on January 18.

The 17-metre long and 2-metre wide missile weighs around 50 tonnes. It can carry a nuclear warhead weighing over a tonne.

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