India Successfully Test Fires Agni-V Ballistic Missile
India successfully test-fired the ‘Agni-5 missile‘ days after the Tawang clash. The missile is equipped with new technologies & capable of hitting a target up to 5,000 km away.
India successfully tested its nuclear-capable Agni V missile, which can strike targets at ranges of up to 5,000 km with very high accuracy.
Defense sources claim that India carried out successful night trials of the Agni V nuclear-capable ballistic weapon missile.
This is just days after clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
This test was done to verify new technology and equipment for the missile. It is lighter than ever before.
Defense sources claimed that the trial proved the ability to increase the range of the Agni V rocket, if necessary.
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The missile was tested at the APJ Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast. This occurred amid India’s ongoing border dispute with China.
The Agni V Project is designed to boost India’s nuclear deterrence towards China. China is well-known for having missiles such as Dongfeng 41 with ranges of 12,000-15,000km.
Agni V is capable of bringing almost all of Asia under its spell, including some parts in Europe and China’s northernmost regions.
They have been deployed and have ranged from 700 km up to 3,500km for the Agni 1-4 missiles.
India also conducted a similar missile test in October of last year.
India launched the Agni-4 nuclear-capable ballistic missile nightly in June. This was a significant boost to its military capabilities.
The defense ministry stated that the test had reaffirmed India’s policy of having a credible minimum deterrence ability.