India successfully test fires Agni-V missile off Odisha coast


Bhubaneswar: India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Sunday.

The surface-to-surface missile has a strike range of 5,000 km to 8,000 km that can reach almost all parts of China.

It was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at 9:48 am on Sunday.

The missile covered full range meeting all mission parameters, said defense sources.

This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. The missile was last tested on January 18 this year.

The first test of Agni-5 was conducted on April 19, 2012. Later, the test was conducted on September 15, 2013, the third on January 31, 201,5 and fourth on December 26, 201,6 from ITR.