India’s Defense Research and Development Organization successfully test its Agni-V Intercontinental ballistic missile, leading China to question the country’s purpose.
“All the Radars, tracking systems and Range Stations tracked and monitored the flight performance and all the Mission objectives were successfully met. This was the 4th test of Agni-5 missile and the second one from a Canister on a Road Mobile Launcher. All the four missions have been successful.” the agency said in a facebook post.
The ministry went on to announce India’s ambitions with the Agni-V may be intended to counter China, seeing the missile is capable of hitting targets in Pakistan, China, and other parts of Asia.
According to Chinese foreign ministry, the United Nations Security Council has specific supervision on whether India can develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
After China’s adverse reaction to Agni-V ICBM test, India immediately response to China, telling the successful test is not only “complied with all applicable international obligations, it was also not aimed at any country.
Relevant media can report in an objective and sensible manner and do more things to contribute mutual trust between China and India and regional peace and stability, Chinese foreign ministry added.
India’s strategic autonomy and growing commitment contribute to strategic stability, the foreign affairs department said about the test of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead at a range of over 5,000 kilometers.
Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by DRDO from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.