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India test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic Agni-5 missile

The three-stage solid-fuelled rocket can strike targets 5,000km away

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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New Delhi test-fired its surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5, India’s Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday.

The missile uses a three-stage solid-fuelled rocket and can strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometers with a “very high degree of accuracy”, officials said.

The test-firing was carried out around 7:50 PM from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, they said.

“The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have credible minimum deterrence that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’,” the defence ministry said.

The test-firing of the missile came in the wake of a lingering border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.

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