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Amid border tensions with China, India successfully tests Agni V missile



According to news agency ANI, which cited defence sources, the test was performed to validate new technology and equipment on the missile that are now lighter than before.


The nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni V, which has a very high level of precision and can hit targets more than 5,000 kilometers away, underwent successful nighttime tests on Thursday by India.


According to news agency ANI, which cited defence sources, the test was performed to validate new technology and equipment on the missile that are now lighter than before.


The most recent Agni missile test showed that it is possible to extend the range of the Agni V missile, according to defence sources.


The test trials coincide with recent border clashes between Indian and Chinese forces in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.


At around 5.30 p.m., a missile test launch was carried out from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.


What you should know about India's missile tests:

  1. The current version of Agni IV can strike targets at a distance of 4,000 km, compared to 3,000 km for Agni III and 2,000 km for Agni II.

  2. To improve India's military prowess, the Agni IV ballistic missile underwent night trials in June of this year.

  3. India tested the BrahMos missile's long-range variant in May from a Su-30MKI fighter. The Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile's anti-ship variant a month earlier.

  4. According to the defence ministry, the country's state policy to establish "credible minimum deterrent" that underscores the commitment to "No First Use" is in accordance with the successful Agni V test.

  5. In October of last year, India started the most recent Agni V test.




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