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By Sunil Kumar

India has successfully tested, Agni-V, the maiden test of its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile with a strike range of over 5000 km from the Wheeler island off the coast of Odisha.

At around 8.05 a.m, the three stage, solid propellant missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher at the launch complex of the Integrated Test Range.

Agni-V witnessed a smooth and perfect vertical lift-off from the launcher and an analysis was done to assess its health parameters after retrieval of date from all the sophisticated wide range of communication network systems. Apart from India, only the United States, Russia, France and China possess the capability to operate an ICBM at present. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of upto one tonne.

Presently, India has in its Agni series armoury : Agni-I with 700 km range, Agni-II with 2,000 km range, Agni-III and Agni-IV, with 2,500 km to more than 3,500 km range.

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