India test fires nuclear-capable Agni-V missile for second time

Written by Express news service | New Delhi | Updated: Sep 15 2013, 16:57pm hrs
Agni  MissileIndia test fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable 'Agni-V' long-range ballistic missile from a base off Odisha coast. (Reuters)
India on Sunday test fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable 'Agni-V' long-range ballistic missile from a base off Odisha coast, Defence sources.

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This is the second time that the test-launch of the long range Agni-V missile has been conducted. The first one took place on April 19, 2012.

The surface-to-surface, three stage solid propellant missile is designed to deliver nuclear warheads of 1000 kg at a range of 5000 km.

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Scientists and officials associated with the project have been quite hopeful of a good performance as the first trial on April 19, 2012 was a total success.

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Standing about 17 meter tall, the state-of-the-art missile could take off from a mobile launcher with or without a canister system.

(With PTI inputs)