India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile

Photo Credit: Defense Minister of India

BALASORE: India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5 that has a strike range of 5,000  km, from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast Monday.

Photo Credit: Defense Minister of India
India has in its armoury the Agni missile series –
  • Agni-1 with a range of 700 km with payload capacity of 1000 kg

  • Agni-2 with a range of 2,000 km with payload capacity of 1000 kg

  • Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2,500 km to 3,500 km range with payload capacity of 2000-2500 kg payload

  • Agni-2 with a range of 5,000 km with payload capacity of 1360 kg

Agni-5 is a three-stage missile and is 17 metre tall and 2 metre wide. It is capable of carrying 1.5 tonne of nuclear warheads.

This is the seventh trial of the indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, defence sources said.
 
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