India Boosts Nuclear Arsenal With Nuclear-Capable Missile Test
Posted in India by internetjesus (#8) 86 days ago (rt.com)
India has conducted a second test firing of a nuclear-capable missile with a range of 5,000 kilometers. New Delhi is struggling to challenge Beijing in the race for missile dominance in Asia."The Country has ESTABLISHED ICBM capability with the Second Successful test," said Avinash Chander, A Scientific advisor to Defense Minister AV Antony, adding the next Launch That Would be canister-based. 'Agni-V' Long-range Ballistic missiles are About 17 meters long, with a diameter of 2 meters and a launch weight of about 50 tons, The Indian Express reported. It can carry a nuclear warhead of over one ton. The missile was test-fired from Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha. Missile scientist and 'Agni 5' Chief designer VG Sekaran said the test was an "overwhelming Success and Showed the Reliability and Maturity of the sub-Systems," the Hindu newspaper Reported.