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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. 


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