India on Sunday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5 off Abdul Kalam Islands on the Bay of Bengal in the eastern state of Odisha.
The surface-to-surface home-grown Ballistic missile, which has a strike range of 5,000 km, was fired from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 9.48 am, according to defence sources.
"The longest range nuclear capable missile was test-fired clear sky and started rising exactly the way it was designed for," India's Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) was quoted by local media.
Odisha: Agni-5 test fired from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast today at 9.48 am. pic.twitter.com/RKmvIS269L— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2018
"The flight performance of the missile having a range of 5,000 km was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission," they added.
This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. The missile covered its full distance during the trial which was a total success, they said.
The first test of Agni-V took place in 2012. Post that the ICBM Agni-V has been tested in 2013, 2015, 2016 and January 2018.