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Agni-V missile test likely to take place on Wednesday

Balasore , Mon, 16 Apr 2012 ANI

Balasore (Orissa), April 16 (ANI): The maiden test of India's indigenously developed nuclear capable 'Agni-V' ballistic missile is likely to be held on Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast on Wednesday.

If the test passes off successfully, the missile will have a strike range of over 5,000 kilometers.

The test will take place from the launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR).he three stage solid fuelled missile would be put into test for the first time with some advance and indigenous technology with the support of a canisterised mobile launcher.

The surface-to-surface missile Agni-V that can carry a pay-load of 1 tonne is 17 m long, 2 m wide and weighs 50 tonnes.

f the trial is successful, it will club India into a select band of countries in the world to possess the technology for Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM).

India presently possesses the Agni-I, which has a range of 700 km, the Agni-2 (2,000 km), Agni-III and IV (3,000 plus km). (ANI)

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