16 Dec 2022

Agni-5: Successful Testing of India's Brahmastra Amid Border Row With China

New Delhi: India has successfully tested its most powerful missile Agni-5 on the 7th day of skirmish with Chinese troops in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. India conducted night trial of Agni-5 ballistic missile on Thursday from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. 

This nuclear-powered missile successfully destroyed its target by going 5 thousand kilometers away. Now the whole of Asia, half of Europe, Russia and Ukraine as well as the whole of China including the capital Beijing have come within the range of Agni-5.

New technology and equipment

Not only the timing of this test, the quality is also very special. Actually, this test has been done with new technology and equipment. In the new form, the missile will be much lighter than before. The test was conducted with the aim of testing the new techniques and equipment used in making the missile. Defense sources have been told that this trial has proved that if needed, the firepower of Agni-5 can be increased.

Project is aimed at boosting India's nuclear deterrence

With ranges beyond 5,000 km, it can target Beijing. The distance between New Delhi and Beijing is 3791 km. Agni-V project is aimed at boosting India's nuclear deterrence against China. The Agni 1 to 4 missiles have ranges from 700 km to 3,500 km and they have already been deployed. The test-firing of the missile  came amid India's lingering border row with China. The Agni-V project is aimed at boosting India's nuclear deterrence against China which is known to have missiles like Dongfeng-41 having ranges between 12,000-15,000 km. Sources said the test validated a number of critical aspects of the weapon. 

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