New Delhi: Consistent with the nation’s said coverage to have ‘credible minimal deterrence’ that underpins the dedication to ‘No First Use’, India on Wednesday efficiently test-fired the surface-to-surface strategic missile Agni-5 round 7:50 p.m. from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
The test-firing of the nuclear-capable missile, which may strike targets at ranges as much as 5,000 km with a really excessive diploma of accuracy, can strike targets at ranges as much as 5,000 km with a really excessive diploma of accuracy.
“The profitable take a look at of Agni-5 is in keeping with India’s said coverage to have ‘credible minimal deterrence’ that underpins the dedication to ‘No First Use’,” mentioned the Union Defence Ministry.
“The missile, which makes use of a three-stage stable fuelled engine, is able to putting targets at ranges as much as 5,000 kilometres with a really excessive diploma of accuracy,” the ministry added in a launch.
Geared toward enhancing India’s nuclear deterrence in opposition to China which has missiles like Dongfeng-41 having ranges between 12,000-15,000 km, the work on the Agni 5 intercontinental ballistic missile undertaking was began over a decade in the past and the missile was examined seven instances earlier than, PTI reported.
The profitable test-firing of the missile, which has a peak of 17 metres and is able to carrying a 1.5-tonne warhead, got here amid a border standoff with China in jap Ladakh.
Earlier in June this yr, the Defence Analysis Improvement Organisation’s (DRDO) efficiently flight examined a brand new technology nuclear succesful ballistic missile Agni P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore.