India Successfully Test-fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile With 5,000-km Range off Odisha Coast

  • | Wednesday | 27th October, 2021

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a surface to a surface ballistic missile, Agni-5, from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. It was test-fired at 7.50 pm.

ndia on Wednesday successfully test-fired a surface to a surface ballistic missile, Agni-5, from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. It was test-fired at 7.50 pm.

The missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets upto a 5,000-km range with a very high degree of accuracy.

The successful launch aligns with India’s policy to have a “credible minimum deterrence” that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.

The missile is the bedrock of India`s nuclear deterrent along with submarine-based nuclear missiles, which had not yet been tested to anywhere close to this range.


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