India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5

India: After continuous testing of ballistic and cruise range missiles, India successfully test-fired an Agni-5 missile on Wednesday. This missile is capable of hitting targets up to a distance of five thousand kilometres. With the test of the missile, many countries of the world have come under its target. The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully test-fired this missile for the first time at night from Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. This is the eighth successful test of Agni-5. With this, India has become the fifth country in the world to develop such a missile. Currently, only the US, Russia, France and China had such missiles.

This test proved to be a milestone

With this test, India has joined the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Club along with America, Russia, China and France. India has become the fifth country in the world to develop such a missile. Till now only America, Russia, France and China had such missiles. If defence sources are to be believed, today's operation was a complete success and this missile hit an unmistakable target in the Indian Ocean. This night test has proved to be a milestone in the Indian missile program.

What are the main features of the Agni 5 missile?

  1. Agni-5 is 17.5 meters long with a diameter of two meters i.e. 6.7 feet.
  2. This missile covers a distance of 8.16 km in one second.
  3. It is capable of simultaneously carrying up to one and a half tons of nuclear warheads.
  4. This is an Intercontinental ballistic missile, which very few countries have.
  5. In just 20 minutes, the missile can destroy the enemy area by covering a distance of five thousand kilometres.
  6. The entire continent of Asia and Africa and most of Europe will be under its JD.
  7. This missile once released cannot be stopped.
  8. It is the longest-range missile of India's Missile Tarkas.
  9. It can be reached anywhere by road.
  10. Due to this feature, it can also be protected from enemy satellite eyes.
  11. Using the technology of this missile, India will be able to destroy enemy satellites.
  12. This missile will hit in three stages.

India to test more missiles

If sources are to be believed, India is going to test many more ballistic and cruise range missiles in the coming days. A team of senior scientists and officers associated with DRDO and ITR were present on the spot during the test of this missile.


Sources said the three-stage solid propellant Agni-5 missile was successfully air-fired from the complex of the Integrated Test Area at Abdul Kalam Island. Significantly, for the past few days, there was speculation about the missile being tested. China was furious at these speculations. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijan made a statement that all countries in South Asia should work to maintain peace and stability in the region. 

India's military power will get big power

Experts say that this missile will greatly strengthen India's military power. It should be noted that Agni-2, 3 and 4 missiles have already been commissioned in the Indian Army. In the past, this missile has been successfully tested five times. If sources are to be believed, now it is will be included in the army. By joining this missile, India will get the power of inter-continental ballistic missiles, which so far only a few countries like America, China, Russia, France and North Korea have.

This is the 8th test of this missile

On 19 April 2012, the first test of Agni 5 was done through a mobile launcher.

The first test was conducted in January 2015 when it was launched from a road missile launcher.

The seventh successful test-fire of Agni-5 was conducted on 10 December 2018.

India joins selected countries

With the successful test of this missile, India has joined the eight selected countries which have missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Pakistan is also in the reach of the Agni-5 missile. This is the reason why this test is bound to increase the fear in Pakistan. This powerful missile of India has been developed jointly by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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