India ready to conduct final test of Agni-5 missile, capable of targeting China

Photo of India's nuclear capability Agni-5 missile.

New Delhi: India is getting ready to conduct final test of Agni-5 surface-to-surface Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the coast of Odisha and that has capability to reach China’s capital Beijing.

The preparation related to final test of this nuclear capable missile is in full swing, which will be conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the month of December-end or in early January next year from the coast of Odisha after the gap of two years.

India is making bid to join the elite group of 48-country Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), which China has defeated earlier this year.

On other hand, India manages to join the 34-nation missile Technology Control Regime (MTRC) and have also ink a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Japan in recent times.

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After the final test of Agni-5 is done, India will join the super-exclusive club of nations with the ICBMs which is about the (Missiles with a range of over 5,000 to 5,500km range) along with United States (US), Russia, United Kingdom (UK), China and France.

The Agni-5 missile is one such missile which can carry several nuclear warheads, each programmed to hit different targets.

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