India Successfully Launches Agni-5 Off Odisha Coast

Bhubaneswar: Agni-5, Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully launched today at approximately 7.50 PM from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, said an official press release of the Ministry of Defence.

The missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy.

The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.