India’s first indigenously built intercontinental surface-to-surface ballistic Agni V Missile successfully tested. This was fourth and final test of the missile which was test-launched from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.
The newly implemented missile, with a striking distance of 5,000km and, will balance out China’s military muscle. It gives a massive boost for the India’s military. Many new technologies are developed and are successfully tested in the trail.
Among other Agni missiles, It is most advanced and built with new technologies. As per the sources, it includes warhead and Engine, Navigation and Guidance. Here are the things to know about the deadly long-range weapon.
Interesting Things to know about Agni V Missile
- The nuclear-capable Agni V Missile is crucial for India’s Defence which has a range over 5,000km covering whole China.
- It developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Missile Development Program.
- Agni V Missile is the surface-to-surface ballistic which is capable of the payload capacity of a 1,500kg high-explosive warhead.
- It is the fifth variant in the series of medium to long range missiles namely Agni I, II, III which already inducted for military use.
- It was the fourth developmental and second canisters launch of the missile.
- The Agni V Missile first tested on 19th April 2012, second on 15th September 2013 and the third on 31st January 2015 from the same base.
- Once the Agni V Missile inducted, India will join the club of super exclusive countries with ICBMs. And also alongside with China, Russia, US, France and the UK.
- The Agni V Missile has a capable of striking even northernmost parts of China.
“We analysing the test launch after collecting information from radars. The report suggests it is a successful launch,” said an official source. This newly developed missile can carry a warhead of more than one tonne.
Congratulations DRDO for successfully test firing Agni V. It will enhance our strategic and deterrence capabilities. #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) December 26, 2016