India has achieved another major milestone in the field of defense. The country’s arsenal has spread to the world. India today successfully tested the Agni-V Ballistic Missile, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
India on Wednesday successfully tested the Agni-5 ballistic missile. The surface-to-surface missile can hit targets up to 5,000 kilometers away. The Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) category missile was launched from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha at 7.50 pm. The Agni-5, which uses a three-stage solid fuel engine, hits targets with great accuracy. The Agni-5 missile was tested in accordance with Indian policies of ‘first use’ and ‘reliable minimum resistance’. In addition to submarine-based nuclear missiles, the Agni-5 missile was tested as the foundation for India’s nuclear defense system.
The test was conducted from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on October 27, 2021 at 7.30 pm. The missile, jointly built by Defense Research Development Organization and Bharat Dynamics Limited, is scheduled to launch in 2020. Corona, however, was postponed due to circumstances. At present, India is interested in conducting this test in the context of the establishment of India-China border.
What are Agni-5 Specials .
– Using a three-stage solid-fuel engine, the missile can hit targets up to 5,000-km range with great accuracy.
– Successful launch is in line with India’s policy of having a “credible minimum resistance” that reinforces the commitment to ‘No First Use’.
– Built by the Defense Research Development Organization.
Why now ..
The international community is looking at the test from a different angle, with the government saying it has now launched a missile that was supposed to be tested last year due to Corona. Agni-5 is capable of accurately piercing targets at a distance of about 5,000 km. Now India has tested the missile launch and performance.
Currently, the situation along the Chinese border is frustrating for China’s new business style India on the border. In this context, the most effective test of the Agni-5 missile has become an international topic of discussion. There are claims that the missile has a range of 5,000 kilometers, which means it can be launched almost anywhere in China. There is no doubt that India is sharpening its weapons with this surface-to-surface missile.