Science 04 Jun 2018 Agni-5 nuclear-capab ...

Agni-5 nuclear-capable ballistic missile with China in its range tested

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published Jun 4, 2018, 1:05 am IST
Updated Jun 4, 2018, 1:05 am IST
India on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5.
Agni-5 lifts off during a successful test-fire from a mobile launch pad in Odisha on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
 Agni-5 lifts off during a successful test-fire from a mobile launch pad in Odisha on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

BALASORE: India on Sunday successfully test-fired Agni-5 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island in Odisha’s Bhadrak district.

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The indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable missile was fired with a strike range of 5,000 km to 8,000 km that can reach almost all parts of China. The 17-metre-long and 2-metre-wide missile weighs around 50 tonnes. It can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

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Location: India, Odisha, Balasore




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