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Agni-V, the long-range sur­face-to-sur­face bal­lis­tic Mis­sile, was suc­cess­fully flight tested by the De­fence Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DRDO) on De­cem­ber 26, 2016, from Dr Ab­dul Kalam Is­land, Odisha. The full range test-flight of the mis­sile has fur­ther boosted the in­dige­nous mis­sile ca­pa­bil­i­ties and de­ter­rence level of the coun­try. 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 fourth test of Agni-V mis­sile and the sec­ond one from a can­is­ter on a road mo­bile launcher. All the four mis­sions have been suc­cess­ful.

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