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Nuclear-capable 'Agni-5' successfully tested for second time

Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 : The country's most deterrent nuclear capable ballistic missile, Agni-5 has been successfully test fired from Chandipur Test Range in Balasore district off Odisha coast.


According to Television reports, the missile was launched at 8.45 this morning.

The Agni-5 can carry a single nuclear warhead of over 1000 kg and can strike with precision targets in China and Europe.

The nuclear-capable missile is about 50-tonne in weight and 17.5-metre tall. It is a three-stage missile designed to carry a 1.5-ton warhead with a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles), allowing it the furthest reach among all Indian missiles.

Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the first test flight of the Agni-5 on April 19 last year was a phenomenal success after which India joined the select club of the United States, Russia, France, Britain and China who have such capabilities.

--ANI (Posted on 15-09-2013)

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