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Agni 5 Ballistic Missile

Agni 5:

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