Agni-V successfully test fired again
Jan 04, 2017
Why in news:
Long range ballistic missile Agni-V was successfully test-fired from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast.
Detail of missile:
- The Agni 5 missile, with new technology for navigation and guidance, gives India the strategic depth it needs to contain its enemies, say scientists. After a few more trials, it will soon join India’s military arsenal.
- This was the first test of the Agni-5 missile after India became a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime, a 35-nation group to check the spread of unmanned delivery systems for nuclear weapons
- It has a range of over 5,000 km and can carry about a 1,000-kg warhead.
- It can target almost all of Asia including Pakistan and China and Europe.