Dhamra: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-5 off Odisha coast.
The surface-to-surface missile was launched at 1.30 pm from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island at Dhamra of Bhadrak district in the Bay of Bengal.
Indigenous long range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, #Agni5, was successfully launched from a canister on a road mobile launcher at Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha, today.
Smt @nsitharaman congratulates @DRDO_India , armed forces & defence industry. pic.twitter.com/EForxpRI0i
— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) December 10, 2018
The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and Armed forces for the successful test of the missile.
The missile jointly developed by the Strategic Forces Command and Defence Research and the Development Organisation (DRDO) can strike with a range between 5,000 km and 8,000 km. It is the most advanced with new technologies in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.
Agni-5 was first test-fired on April 19, 2012, the second on September 15, 2013, the third on January 31, 2015, fourth on December 26, 2016, fifth on January 18, 2018 and the last test was conducted on June 3, 2018.