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India successfully test-fires Agni-5 missile having range of 5,000 km

The test-firing was carried around 7:50 PM from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha

Agni-5 | Ballistic missile | Agni-V missile

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

File photo of Agni-V
File photo of Agni-V

In a major boost to its military might, India on Wednesday successfully test-fired surface-to-surface 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 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