Published On: Thu, Jan 18th, 2018

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable ICBM Agni-V

New Delhi: What could be viewed as a major step forward towards defence preparedness, India on Thursday morning test-fired its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its final operational configuration from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

we have successfully launched nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V

This could easily be viewed as another step forward toward Agni’s eventual induction into the Strategic Forces Command, said an official.

Confirimg the successful test-fire of Agni V, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “we have successfully launched nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V today.”

It may be mentioned here that once the Agni-V is inducted, India will join the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs alongside the US, Russia, China, France and United Kingdom.

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