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A landmark achievement

Agni-V is an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India.  India eyes ICBM club by launching the missile and it is on final trial. The Agni-V is the most advanced version of the indigenously built Agni, or Fire, series, part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) that started in the 1960s and was once overseen by APJ Abdul Kalam. Agni-V is a three-stage missile designed to carry over one-tonne warhead. Its 5,000 km range gives it the farthest reach among all Indian missiles. Once Agni V is inducted, India will join super exclusive club of countries with ICBMs alongside the US, Russia, China, France and the UK. This is one more achievement after Modi Government took over in the month of May 2014. Agni-V is a landmark achievement.

Chitra Krishnan 

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