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    IndiaIndia test-launches Agni 5

    India test-launches Agni 5

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    Balasore, December 26

    India tested its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-5' from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.

    The three-stage solid propellant missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR).

     

    It is the fourth developmental and second canisterised trial of the long-range missile. While the first test was conducted on April 19, 2012, the second was carried out on September 15, 2013, and the third on January 31, 2015, from the same base.

    Unlike other missiles of Agni series, the latest one is the most advanced having some new technologies incorporated with it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine Agni-V is a three-stage missile designed to carry over one-tonne warhead.

    Its 5,000 km range gives it the farthest reach among all Indian missiles.

    President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO for successfully test-firing Agni-5 missile, which he said would enhance India's strategic and deterrence capabilities.—  Agencies

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