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Get ready for Agni-VI, which can deliver 4 to 6 warheads 6000 km away

New Delhi, Feb 5: The Defence Research and Development Organisation is developing Agni-VI with multiple warheads, which can reach targets 6,000 kilometres away.  In April last year, the Agni-V went on a successful maiden launch

PTI [ Updated: March 21, 2013 16:41 IST ]
get ready for agni vi which can deliver 4 to 6 warheads
get ready for agni vi which can deliver 4 to 6 warheads 6000 km away

New Delhi, Feb 5: The Defence Research and Development Organisation is developing Agni-VI with multiple warheads, which can reach targets 6,000 kilometres away.



 
In April last year, the Agni-V went on a successful maiden launch covering a distance of more than 5,000 km. Now, Indian scientists are working on the sixth version with multiple warheads.
 
 
“We have started working on the multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles [MIRV] version [Agni-VI]. It will carry four or six warheads depending upon their weight,” DRDO missile technologists told The Hindu.  “The constraint is the vehicle's mass.”
 
As of now, Agni-I, II, III, IV and V, and the submarine-launched K-15 and its land-based version Shourya, can carry only single nuclear warhead.
 

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