Bhubaneswar: Giving strong strength to its defence services, India today successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V from Odisha coast.
This is the fourth and final test of the missile which was successfully conducted from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast in Balasore district.
According to defence sources, the missile was launched from a mobile launcher complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 11.05 a.m.
The Agni-V missile is developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has the capability to strike targets anywhere in Asia and parts of Africa and Europe.
Agni-V is one of the most advanced missiles, which is capable of striking a target more than 5,000 km. It is about 17 metres long, 2-metre wide and has launch weight of around 50 tonnes.
India will join the super exclusive club of countries with ICBMs alongside the US, Russia, China, France and Britain after the Agni-V is inducted in the Indian military.
The first test of Agni-V was conducted on April 19th in 2012, while the second test was launched on September 15th, 2013 and the third was on January 31st, 2015.