India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-V ballistic missile

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Xinhuanet
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2018-06-04

India Sunday successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V off Abdul Kalam Island in its eastern sate of Odisha, local media reported.

The home-grown ballistic missile was blast-off at 9:50 am local time.

Local media reports quoted defense officials as saying that the test was conducted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on the island.

"The longest range nuclear capable missile was test- fired clear sky and started rising exactly the way it was designed for," India's Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) was quoted as saying.

"The flight performance of the missile having a range of 5,000 km was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission."

The first test of Agni-V was conducted in 2012.

 

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