Dec 13, 2016

India test Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of striking China

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India is all set to test its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), capable of striking even the northernmost parts of China, in its final operational configuration from Odisha. Notedly, this will be fourth and the final test of nuclear-capable Agni-V. It will be tested for its full range, before Strategic Forces Command begins its user trials.

The country’s most formidable nuclear missile till now since it brings the whole of China and much more within its strike envelope, the three-stage Agni-V was earlier tested in “an open configuration” in April 2012 and September 2013.

The third test on Jan 30 2015 was done from a hermetically-sealed canister mounted on a Tatra launcher truck in “a deliverable configuration”.

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