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India Test-Fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile: 5 things to know

India has successfully test-fired its Agni 5 missile- the nuclear capable, inter-continental ballistic missile which can cover over 5,000 kilometers from Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast.

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The latest Agni-5 from the Agni series is the most advanced, having some new technologies incorporated with it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine. The Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) ensure that the missile reaches the target point within few meters of accuracy.