Bhubaneshwar: India successfully test-fired indigenously-developed nuclear-capable Agni-V intercontinental ballistic Missile on Thursday.
The test-firing was done from the Abdul Kalam Island defence test facility off the Odisha coast at 0953 hours.
The 5000 kilometer range Agni-V can can reach targets as far as Beijing.
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The Agni-V is the most advanced version of the Agni series, part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme that started in the 1960s.
With this missile, India joined the US, Russia, the UK, France and China, which boast ICBM capabilities, when it tested its first Agni-V missile in 2012.
Agni-V weighs 50 tonnes and can carry nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tonnes up to a distance of more than 5,000 km.
The missile, earlier, has been successfully tested twice from mobile launchers and once from a hermetically sealed canister.
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