Agni-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
India's indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-V' was today successfully test-launched from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. This was the fourth and final test of the missile.
Uniqueness about 'Agni-V':
1. The Agni V is an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 5,500 to 5,800 km.
2. It has been developed by the Defense Research and Development Organisation under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
3. It is the fifth variant in the series of medium to long range Agni missiles. Agni I, II, III have already been inducted for military use.
4. Agni-V is capable of striking even the northernmost parts of China.
Apart from the shorter-range 'Prithvi' and 'Dhanush' missiles, the SFC has inducted the 'Agni-I', 'Agni-II' and 'Agni-III' missiles. While these missiles are mainly geared towards Pakistan, the 'Agni-IV' and 'Agni-V' are specifically meant for deterrence against China.