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DRDO successfully Test Fired ‘Agni-5’ Missile

Published on October 29, 2021
Current Context: India announced that it conducted a test firing operation of the Agni-5 missile.
DRDO successfully Test Fired ‘Agni-5’ Missile
  • The test was carried out by DRDO from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
  • The Agni-5 is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile. It is a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
  • It can hit the target at ranges up to 5,000 km with high accuracy. It is 17-meter long, 2-meter wide, and possesses a launch weight of 50 tonnes.
  • It uses three-stage solid-fuelled engine.
  • The test-firing operation of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy of having credible minimum deterrence that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi Chairman of DRDO: Dr. G Satheesh Reddy
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