INDIA (OBSERVATORY) – India successfully conducted Sunday a successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile “Agni-5” capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the Odisha Sun Times reported.
The rocket was fired at 9:50 am Sunday from a field on the island of Abdul Kalam, near the Indian coast of Indian state of Odyssey, the newspaper said.
“This is the sixth successful test of this missile,” she said. The previous successful test of the Agni-5 missile was carried out on January 18.
The first test of the Agni missile, made by the Indian Defense Research Organization (DRDO), took place on 25 January 2002. The Indian army currently uses four types of Agni missiles, including the Agni-1, which has a range of 700 kilometers, (2 thousand kilometers), Agni-3 and Agni-4 (range between 2.5 and 3.5 thousand kilometers).
The use of the Agni-5 missile, which exceeds 5,000 kilometers, is expected to begin after the recent test. India is also continuing to work on the production of the Agni-6 missile, which will have a range of 10,000 kilometers and will be launched from a submarine.