India successfully test-fires Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5

The indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-5 has been test-fired successfully from Abdul Kalam island under  Chandipur Interim Test Range on Monday.

This is the fourth successful test of this missile. Previously the test of  Agni 4 was unsuccessful.  Having 17 meters length and 2 meters diameter the missile can hit the target from a distance of 5 thousand kilometres.

It can carry both nuclear and traditional weapons. The first test was conducted in 2012 from  ITR Chandipur in Balasore district.

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