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Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, successfully launched from APJ Abdul Kalam Island

Key Highlights:

• Agni-5 capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy

• Uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine

• Successful launch in line with India’s policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’

A successful launch of the Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was carried out on October 27, 2021, at approximately 1950 hrs from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy.

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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’.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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