India successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni-V ballistic missile.
- The Agni-V Intercontinental-range Ballistic Missile (ICBM) has been developed by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Dynamics Limited.
- It weighs close to 50,000 kilograms. The missile is 1.75 meters tall with a diameter of two metres.
- The 1,500-kilogram warhead will be placed on top of the three-stage rocket boosters powered by solid fuel.
- The missile can range the whole of Asia, Europe and parts of Africa. Once inducted, Agni-V will be maintained by the Strategic Forces command.
- India has already conducted seven trials of the missile, which has a range of over 5,000 kilometres