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In a major boost to its military might, India on Wednesday successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5 that can strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with a very high degree of accuracy, officials said.
The test-firing was carried around 7:50 PM from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, they said.
"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'," the defence ministry said.
The successful test-firing of the missile came in the midst of a lingering border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.
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First Published: Wed, October 27 2021. 21:29 IST