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In pics: India successfully test-fires nuclear capable ICBM Agni-5

India today successfully test-fired its nuclear capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5 from a test range off Odisha coast.

Agni 5 is the most advanced missile in the Agni series with a strike range of over 5000 kms.
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Agni 5 is the most advanced missile in the Agni series with a strike range of over 5000 kms.

The sleek missile was test-fired from a canister launcher, mounted on a mobile platform, at about 9.54 am from No. 4 launch pad of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island, sources told PTI.
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The sleek missile was test-fired from a canister launcher, mounted on a mobile platform, at about 9.54 am from No. 4 launch pad of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island, sources told PTI.

As per the media reports, this was the first user associate test of Agni-5 missile after four successful developmental trials.
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As per the media reports, this was the first user associate test of Agni-5 missile after four successful developmental trials.

Agni-5 is most advanced missile in the Agni series with new technologies incorporated in it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine. It has a range of over 5000 km. It also has advantages of higher reliability, longer shelf life, less maintenance and enhanced mobility. (Reuters)
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Agni-5 is most advanced missile in the Agni series with new technologies incorporated in it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine. It has a range of over 5000 km. It also has advantages of higher reliability, longer shelf life, less maintenance and enhanced mobility. (Reuters)

The missile is so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory it will turn towards Earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction of the earth’s gravitational pull, a Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) told PTI.
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The missile is so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory it will turn towards Earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction of the earth’s gravitational pull, a Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) told PTI.

First Published on Jan 18, 2018 07:40 pm
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