Ans. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler’s Island off Odisha coast.
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The launch was the third developmental trial of the long range missile. The first test was conducted on 19 April 2012 and the second test on 15 September 2013 from the same base.
The Agni-5 is capable of striking a range more than 5000 km. It is about 2 metres wide, 17 meters long and has a launch weight of around 50 tonnes. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.