Fifth is a hit, DRDO now plans Agni VI - The New Indian Express

Fifth is a hit, DRDO now plans Agni VI

Published: 18th September 2013 09:43 AM

Last Updated: 18th September 2013 11:45 AM

The consecutive success of 5,000-km range Agni-V missile has paved the way for India to go for longer range inter-continental nuclear capable ballistic missiles to bolster its fire power and strengthen its position among the Asian countries.

Defence sources said the next missile in the country’s long range weapon series is ‘Surya,’ which is being developed secretly under the code name - Agni-VI. The missile will have the highest strike range of 10,000 km depending on the payload. As of now, it is being developed for a range of 6,000 km.

The DRDO, which has successfully developed all Agni series of missiles along with some submarine-launched nuclear capable missiles taking the country on a par with select nations like the US, the UK, France, China and Russia, is ready to deliver the missile within the next three years.

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