India on Monday test fired surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5' off the coast of Odisha on Monday, says reports.
The reports further suggest that this will be the fourth and final test of intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5.
The intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile, the latest in India's "Agni" family of medium to intercontinental range missiles, has been through three trials before.
The Agni 5 missile, with new technology for navigation and guidance, gives India the strategic depth it needs to contain its enemies, say scientists. After a few more trials, it will soon join India's military arsenal.
- The Agni V is an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 5,500 to 5,800 km.
- It is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
-his will be the first test of the Agni-5 missile after India became a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime, a 35-nation group to check the spread of unmanned delivery systems for nuclear weapons.
-The surface-to-surface missile is a fire-and-forget system that cannot be easily detected as it follows a ballistic trajectory.
-The missile has previously been tested in 2012, 2013 and 2015.