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India test fires ballistic missile Agni II off Odisha coast


India on Sunday successfully test-fired Agni-5 from Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island in Balasore district of Odisha.

 India test fires ballistic missile Agni II off Odisha coast

The ballistic missile was tested from launch pad number 4 at around 9.50 am. This was for the sixth time the missile was tested successfully. It was last tested on January 18 this year.

The nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile was fired with a strike range of 5,000 km that can reach almost all parts of China.

Unlike other missiles of the series, Agni-5 is the most advanced with new technologies in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine, said a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official.

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