India conducted successful night trials of the Agni V ballistic missile. The Agni V can strike targets beyond 5,000 kilometers. The test was carried out by the Defence Ministry, to validate new technologies and equipment on the missile and has proved that the missile can now hit targets further away than before.
India Successfully Conducted Night trials of Agni V Ballistic Missile- Key Points
- The nuclear-capable ballistic missile was fired from Abdul Kalam Island, off the coast of Odisha.
- This is the ninth flight of the Agni V, it was first tested in 2012 and was a routine test.
- India had announced its intention to test a long-range missile and issued a NOTAM or Notice to Airmen well before the incident in Arunachal’s Tawang.
- With the incursion in Arunachal, China tried to “unilaterally change the status quo” on the de facto border known as the Line of Actual Control last week.
- This resulted in triggering clashes that left troops on both sides injured, the government had said, adding that the attempt had been successfully repulsed.