India successfully tests fired its indigenously built, lethal nuclear-capable inter-continental ballistic missile, Agni-V on the morning of January 18.
The test fire was conducted from Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The intercontinental surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a range of 5,000 km.
Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said, “Agni 5 missile, India’s longest range nuclear capable missile took off from the launch pad at Abdul Kalam Island at 0955 hours and started rising exactly the way it was designed for.”
Congratulating the team on the test fire of Agni-V, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “We have successfully launched nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V today.”