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India test-fires nuclear capable Agni-V ballistic missile from Odisha coast

"We have successfully launched nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V today", said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman soon after the launch.

Edited by: India TV News Desk Koraput (Odisha) Updated on: January 18, 2018 13:07 IST
India test-fires nuclear capable Agni-V ballistic missile
India test-fires nuclear capable Agni-V ballistic missile from Odisha coast

India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-V ballistic missile with a strike range of over 5000 km from a test range off Odisha coast, defence sources said.

As per ANI report, the missile was test-fired from the Abdul Kalam Island defence test facility at 9:53 am.

"We have successfully launched nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V today", said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman soon after the launch.

Describing the trial as "fully successful", the sources said, the sophisticated missile travelled for 19 minutes and covered 4,900 km. 

Agni-V is about 17-metre long and weighs over 50 tonnes.

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