The intercontinental ballistic missile Agni V was successfully launched from a canister on a road-mobile launcher at the Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha on December 10, 2018. The launch operation was carried out and monitored by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC). Scientists and officials from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) were present at the time of launch.
- Agni V achieved all the objectives of the mission. This launch followed a series of successful missile launches which are expected to enhance the deterrence capability of the country.
- Before this, two successful launches of Agni-V have already been carried out this year. Earlier in January and June, the missile was tested for the launch.
- Agni-V is an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile which can reach many parts of China with its strike range of more than 5000 Kms.
- The missile was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
- The missile is important to India's weapons delivery system which also comprises the Prithvi short-range ballistic missiles and fighter aircraft.
- Location: India
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