With eye on China, India successfully tests Agni-V missile with 5,000 km range

Published on Oct 27, 2021 11:28 PM IST

India on Wednesday successfully test-fired surface-to-surface strategic missile Agni-5 that can strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with a very high degree of accuracy. The test was carried out from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The successful test of the Agni-V missile is in line with India’s stated policy to have credible minimum deterrence that underpins the commitment to no first use, the defence ministry said in a statement. The latest test comes at a time when India and China are locked in a border row in the Ladakh sector and the Chinese Army has also scaled up its military activities in the eastern sector, including Arunachal Pradesh. Watch the full video for more details.

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