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'Tremendous strength’: India conducts successful ICBM test
FILE PHOTO The launch of an Agni V intercontinental ballistic missile at Wheeler Island, India's Orissa state, on September 15, 2013. © DRDO / AFP
India has successfully tested its most powerful Agni-V ballistic missile, which is capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the country’s Defense Ministry announced. PM Narendra Modi dubbed the launch a “tremendous strength” of the country’s defense.
The launch took place at about 10:30am Monday local time, from Kalam Island off the coast of India’s eastern state of Odischa. Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee confirmed the latest show of force in a twitter message.
“I congratulate @DRDO_India scientists for the successful test of Agni-V missile, and further strengthening India's defence capabilities,” the statement said.
The locally built Agni-5 missile is a three-stage, solid propellant intercontinental ballistic missile measuring 17 meters in length and two meters in diameter. The surface-to-surface missile has a payload capacity of over one ton and can carry a nuclear warhead at a distance of over 5,000 kilometers.
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