India tests intercontinental ballistic missile during conflict with China

New Delhi

India claims to have tested successfully ICBM who has nuclear capabilities. The Indian ICBM is said to have a range of 5,000 kilometers.

As reported Associated press and AFP, Thursday, October 28th, 2021, the missile test took place on Wednesday (October 27th) local time, amid increasing tensions at the border China. Even local media called it a “strong signal” for China amid the border dispute between the two countries.

The Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the ballistic ICBM called Agni-5 was launched on Wednesday (October 27th) local time from the island of Abdul Kalam off the east coast of India.

The ballistic missile fell into the waters of the Bay of Bengal with “very high accuracy”.

“The successful test … is in line with India’s stated policy of having a ‘credible minimum deterrent’ in support of its ‘no first use’ commitments,” the Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The 17 meter high ballistic missile has already been tested several times, but has never been tested at night.

Local media reports, Times of India, said Indian authorities were working to enable the Agni-5 ballistic missile to carry multiple payloads of nuclear warheads at the same time to hit different targets.

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