Agni 5: The most advanced missile in the Agni series, with a range of over 5,000 kilometers. India successfully conducted a night test of the Agni-5 nuclear-capable ballistic missile in Odisha state on Thursday. A defense official said the accuracy of the missile hitting the target is very high.
India on Thursday conducted a successful night trial of nuclear.
Capable Agni V ballistic missile that can strike targets beyond 5,000 km. The test was carried out to validate new technologies. Equipment on the missile that are now lighter than before.
The intercontinental nuclear-capable ballistic missile was fired from Abdul Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha. Interestingly, the test trials come amid recent border tensions with China, wherein Indian troops clashed with Chinese counterparts in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Agni-V project is aimed at boosting India’s nuclear deterrence against China. Which is known to have missiles like Dongfeng-41 having ranges between 12,000-15,000 km.
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