India successfully launched Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast on October 27. The Defence Ministry in an official statement informed that the launch of the Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was successfully launched and carried out on October 27, 2021, at approximately 1950 hrs from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.
According to the reports, the missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy. The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.
Further, the report added that Agni-5 is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy and it uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine. Agni 5 is about 17-metre long, 2-metre wide and has a launch weight of around 50 tonnes. It can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne. It is the most advanced among all other missiles of the Agni series and has some ultra-modern technologies.
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