India conducts user trial of its most lethal Agni-V missile

Intercontinental 5000-km range surface to surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V was test-fired from the ITR at the Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast today. Indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Agni-V is capable of carrying nuclear or traditional warhead of about 1.5 tonnes. The accuracy level of the missile, has a strike range of 5,000-8,000 km, which is far higher than three earlier variants – Agni-II, Agni-III and Agni-IV. Earlier, test-fire of the missile was conducted successfully in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.