India Successfully Test-Fires ‘Agni-5’ Off Odisha Coast

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Long Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-5 from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The state-of-the-art surface-to-surface missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has a strike range of 5,000 kilometres and can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.

It is about 17 metres long, 2 metres wide and has launch weight of around 50 tonnes. Once this missile is inducted in Services, India will join the super exclusive club of countries with Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles ICBMs alongside the US, Russia, China, France and the UK.

Source- DD News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Bank of India Exam 2018-
  • DRDO Chairman- Sanjay Mitra, Headquarters- New Delhi.