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PHOTOS: India successfully test fires Agni-V ballistic missile

A number of countries has been alerted as the missile has to traverse across the Indian Ocean and has the striking capabilities close to intercontinental range, all logistic issues have been fixed," the Defence authorities stated. “Security measures have been undertaken to ensure that it is not affecting the international air and maritime traffic in the test zone

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 26 Dec 2016 6:03 AM GMT

PHOTOS: India successfully test fires Agni-V ballistic missile
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Bhubneshwar: India successfully conducted the fourth experimental trial of the country's most potent long range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V from a defence base off Odisha coast on Monday.

The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)and has the capability to strike targets anywhere in all of Asia and parts of Africa and Europe.

The defence officials said that the missile was fired from the launching complex-IV of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island. "The missile has been integrated with the launcher and it will be made vertical prior to the test scheduled before noon," stated officials.

According to the sources from armed forces, "the mission team has worked meticulously to achieve success with high accuracy as the weapon system is likely to be inducted in the armed forces after this test."

"A number of countries were alerted as the missile had to traverse across the Indian Ocean and had the striking capabilities close to intercontinental range, all logistic issues were fixed," the Defence authorities stated. “Security measures were also undertaken to ensure that it is not affecting the international air and maritime traffic in the test zone,” a senior official said.

Agni-V weighs 50 tonnes and can carry nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tonnes up to a distance of more than 5,000 km.

The missile, earlier, has been successfully tested twice from mobile launchers and once from a hermetically sealed canister.

Here are the pics of ballistic missile Agni-V in sliders:

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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