India test fires Agni-V missile successfully off Odisha coast


Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday test-fired the nuclear-capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Agni-V from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island test facility off the Odisha coast in Bhadrak district.

Agni V, the intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile, was test-fired for the fifth time.

Officials confirmed that the test was successful. Earlier, this missile was test-fired successfully in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2,016.

Agni-V is the most lethal missile in India’s arsenal. With an officially declared range of over 5,500-5,800 kilometres, the missile is capable of hitting targets anywhere in China. It has all of Asia and parts of Africa and Europe within its range.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the officials for the successful launch of Agni-V missile.