India on Thursday has successfully carried out night trials of the Agni V nuclear-capable ballistic missile with new targets of above 5,400 km, said the Defence Ministry..
This comes amid the tensions ongoing between India and China after clash in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang region.
The trials were carried out to verify the equipments and new technologies on missile and it is discovered that the missile can hit longer targets than before.
This was the 9th flight of Agni V – a missile first tested in 2012. The nuclear-capable ballistic missile was fired from Abdul Kalam Island.
Despite the announcement of conducting this test before the Arunachal Pradesh clash, the test was finally conducted days after the incident.
The China’s attempt to “unilaterally change the status quo” on the Line of Actual Control had triggered a clash between both the sides resulting into injuries. However, the government said that the attempt was successfully revolted back.
In 1962, India and China had fought a full-scale war over Arunachal Pradesh. The Chinese nation calls it a part of Tibet and considers it in its entirety.