India set to test fire nuclear capable Agni-V on Monday
BALASORE: India is set to test its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capableballistic missile Agni-V from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Monday.
Range co-ordination has reached its final stage for the fourth test of Agni-V missile, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said.
If everything goes according to plan, the missile may be test fired Monday, they said.
The three stage, solid propellant missile is to be test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), the sources said.
It will be fourth developmental and second canisterised trial of the long range missile. While the first test was conducted on April 19, 2012, the second test was carried out on September 15, 2013 and the third on January 31, 2015 from the same base.
The indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, Agni-V, is capable of striking a target more than 5,000 km. It is about 17-metre long, 2-metre wide and has launch weight of around 50 tonnes. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.