Agni V has firepower to incinerate India's enemies ... Know how

Agni V has firepower to incinerate India’s enemies … Know how

This test of the Agni V ICBM assumes extra significance due to the ongoing military confrontation with China at the LAC in Ladakh which has been going on for over a year now.

New Delhi: India’s missile programme took yet another giant lead with the successful test of the Agni V Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence, the launch was carried out on Wednesday at approximately 7:30 pm from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.

This test of the Agni V ICBM assumes extra significance due to the ongoing military confrontation with China at the LAC in Ladakh which has been going on for over a year now.

Let us have a look at the various features of the Agni V:

– The Agni V has the ability to strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with a very high degree of accuracy.

– The Agni V is powered by a three-stage solid-fuelled engine.

– According to the defence ministry, the successful test of Agni V is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.

– The Agni 5 has the ability to strike targets across most of China.

– Across India’s western borders, the massive range of the Agni V ensures that the ICBM has the ability to hit targets anywhere in Pakistan, Iran and Central Asia.

The Agni V has had a total of seven successful tests till now.

– The Agni V is intended to enhance India’s nuclear deterrence against China. 

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– The Agni V will be followed by the Agni VI which is reportedly still in the development stage. The Agni VI is expected to have a range of 12,000 km to 15,000 km. China already has the Dongfeng-41 ICBM which reportedly boasts a range of 12,000 km to 15,000 km.

first published:Oct. 28, 2021, 12:53 p.m.

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