India Conducts Successful Test of Agni-V Nuclear-Capable Missile (VIDEO)

© AP Photo / Manish SwarupThe long range ballistic Agni-V missile is displayed during Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India.
The long range ballistic Agni-V missile is displayed during Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India successfully conducted a test launch of the Agni-V nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Sunday morning from a launch pad at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Abdul Kalam Island, the Odisha Sun Times reported.

The missile was launched at around 9:50 a.m. local time (04:20 GMT), the Odisha Sun Times newspaper reported. The launch comes just a few weeks after the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Pokhran Nuclear test, when the country carried out five successful underground nuclear tests in the Thar desert.

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India currently has Agni-I missiles with a range of about 430 miles, Agni-II, Agni-III, as well as Agni-IV, ranging between 1,550 and 2,175 miles, and Agni-V with a range of 3,100 miles. Agni-VI, with a range of up to 6,200 miles and capability of being launched from a submarine, is currently under development.

A previous test of the Agni-V ballistic missile was carried out in January 2018.

 

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