MOSCOW, January 31 (Sputnik) — India successfully test-launched the nuclear-capable, 5,000 kilometer-range Agni-5 missile, according to Indian news channel NDTV.
Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I salute our scientists for their efforts.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 31 января 2015
"The missile, witnessed a flawless 'auto launch' and detailed results will be known after all data retrieved from different radars and network systems," the Integrated Test Range director MVKV Prasad said, the Hindustan Times reported.
The test launch was conducted from a mobile launcher, in the third such test since April 2012, according to the newspaper
The Agni-5 missile, which can reach as far a Eastern China, according to NDTV, significantly boosts India's military capability, as it can carry a 1,000 kilogram nuclear payload.