India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5


Guwahati: A successful launch of the Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was carried out on Wednesday (October 27) at around 7:50 PM from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.

The missile, which uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy.

“The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’,” Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

The successful test-firing of the missile came in the midst of a lingering border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.