Test firing of Agni-V ballistic missile postponed



India on Wednesday postponed the test firing of the 5000-km range surface-to-surface Agni-V Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), from Wheeler Island in Odisha, capable of hitting deep inside China and reaching Europe.
According to a defence spokesperson, the test firing was postponed till Thursday due to bad weather conditions.
Agni-V is slated to help India gatecrash into a small and exclusive club of nations with intercontinental ballistic missile capability.
Test firing of Agni-V ballistic missile postponed
Agni-V is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and will be crucial for India's defence against China. The missile can carry a pay-load of 1 tonne, is 17 m long, 2 m wide and weighs 50 tonnes. After the missile is inducted into India's strategic forces by 2014-2015, India will acquire a strong deterrent capacity against China.
Agni-V can cover entire China, Eastern Europe, North Eastern and Eastern Africa and even Australia if fired from the Nicobar Islands.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Test firing of Agni-V ballistic missile postponed


India on Wednesday postponed the test firing of the 5000-km range surface-to-surface Agni-V Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), from Wheeler Island in Odisha, capable of hitting deep inside China and reaching Europe.
According to a defence spokesperson, the test firing was postponed till Thursday due to bad weather conditions.
Agni-V is slated to help India gatecrash into a small and exclusive club of nations with intercontinental ballistic missile capability.
Test firing of Agni-V ballistic missile postponed
Agni-V is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and will be crucial for India's defence against China. The missile can carry a pay-load of 1 tonne, is 17 m long, 2 m wide and weighs 50 tonnes. After the missile is inducted into India's strategic forces by 2014-2015, India will acquire a strong deterrent capacity against China.
Agni-V can cover entire China, Eastern Europe, North Eastern and Eastern Africa and even Australia if fired from the Nicobar Islands.

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