Agni- 5 India’s Longest Nuclear Missile to be tested today

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India’s longest-range Nuclear-Capable Missile, Agni-5 will be tested today at Kalam Island off the Odisha Coast today.


It will be tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It has earlier been through three trials.

Scientists say that this new missile with new technology for navigation and guidance gives India the Strategic depth it needs to contain its enemies. After few more trials, Agnee-5 is said to join India’s Military Arsenal. Where, Agni 1, 2, 3 and 4 are already there along with Supersonic cruise missile Brahmos.

Reportedly this is the first test of the Agni-5 missile after India became a member of Missile Technology Control Regime, which is a 35 nation group to check the spread of unmanned delivery systems for nuclear weapons.

It has a range of 5000 km and can target almost all of the Asia and Europe. It is 17 meters long and weighs 50 tonnes.

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