After the successful test-firing of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, India will become one of the few powerful countries in the world to have a nuclear-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
New Delhi. India is going to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5 capable of carrying nuclear weapons. This will be the eighth test of this missile. The range of this missile is five thousand kilometers. That is, this missile has the ability to target many cities of China. India also tested Agni Prime in June this year and is also working on Agni-6.
So far only seven countries have ICBM
In fact, after the successful test of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, India will join the few powerful countries in the world that have nuclear-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
At present, only seven countries of the world have Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). These include Russia, America, China, France, Israel, Britain and North Korea. After India’s Test success, it will join as the eighth country.
What is Agni-5 ICBM?
Agni-5 is India’s first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). This missile has been designed and made by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). This missile has the capability to carry nuclear weapons and has a range of five thousand kilometers. This missile is one of the long range missiles of India. The missile is equipped with a Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRV). That is, it can be launched for multiple targets simultaneously.
One and a half ton nuclear weapons can be carried at 24 times the speed of sound
This missile can carry up to one and a half tons of nuclear warheads. Its speed is Mach 24, that is, 24 times faster than the speed of voice.
ease of transportation
Canister technology has been used in the launching system of Agni-5. Because of this, this missile can be easily transported anywhere.