India test-fires intercontinental missile

New Delhi

India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defence ministry said.
The 5,000-km range (3,107-mile) Agni missile was tested from an island in the Bay of Bengal, the ministry said on its official Twitter account.
The Agni-V is an advanced version of the indigenously built Agni, or Fire, series, part of a programme that started in the 1980s. It has been tested previously before.

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