NEWS | DIGEST: MILITARY | ASIA PACIFIC
On January 18, 2018, India has successfully test-fired its most lethal, indigenously-designed and built 5000km range intercontinental, surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V. The Agni-V missile was test-fired from the Abdul Kalam Island defence test facility off the Odisha coast. This test was Agni-V missile’s first user trial which would eventually pave the way for its induction into the Strategic Forces Command(SFC) and also conducted by them. Agni-V was successfully test-fired last time on December 26, 2016. This missile has been tested four times so far. two of the tests have been conducted from a canister on a road mobile launcher. All the four missions have been successful.