India tests Agni-5 amid tension with China

by Hiten Ghosh
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India Test-Fires Agni-V Ballistic Missile: India on Wednesday achieved a major achievement amid tensions with China, the most powerful Agni-5 (Agni-5) nuclear-capable ballistic missile capable of hitting targets of more than 5,000 km. (Ballistic Missile) was successfully tested at night. For the first time the missile was fired in its full range. The test was conducted at the Abdul Kalam Test Center on the Balasore coast of Odisha.

The firepower of the new missile is from 5 thousand to 8 thousand km.

Defense Department sources said, “The test was conducted to try out new technologies and equipment on the missile, which is already lighter. The test has proved the capability of extending the range of Agni-V missile if required. The missile has been jointly developed by DRDO and Bharat Dynamics Limited. The firepower of the new missile is from 5 thousand to 8 thousand km. The height of Agni-5 is 17 metres. The 50-tonne missile is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of up to 1.5 tonnes. Agni-5 can compete with 24 times the speed of sound.

Agni-5 aims to increase deterrence against China

The Agni-V project aims to enhance India’s nuclear deterrence against China, which has missiles like the Dongfeng-41. Whose range is between 12,000-15,000 km.

India is continuously increasing its military power

Apart from the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Agni-5, the Indian arsenal of the Agni series includes Agni-1 with a range of 700 km, Agni-2 with a range of 2,000 km, Agni-3 with a range of 2500 km and Agni-4 with a range of over 3500 km. Are included. After the test, the Defense Ministry had said that it confirmed India’s policy of ‘credible minimum deterrence’. India has been steadily increasing its overall military strength over the years.

India has successfully tested several missiles during this period. In May, an extended range version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was test-fired from a Sukhoi fighter jet. This was the first launch of the extended range version of the BrahMos missile from a Su-30MKI aircraft. An anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command in April.

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