New Delhi, 19 April 2012. India conducts maiden test of indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-V ballistic missile from the test range off Odisha coast, defence sources said.
With over 5,000 km range, Agni-V was test-fired at around 8.05 am from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.
The new long-range Agni missile is capable of delivering a one-tonne nuclear warhead anywhere in regional military rival China, a defence source said.
The 17-metre (56-foot) Agni-V, with a range of more than 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles), was launched from a test site off the eastern state of Orissa, said an official at the site who declined to be identified.
“It will take some time to know whether it has been successful,” the official added.