India set to test its long-distance missile.

Image: Range map of Agni missiles. Chanakyathegreat/Wikipedia India plans the…

Image: Range map of Agni missiles. Chanakyathegreat/Wikipedia

India plans the maiden test flight this week of its longest-range nuclear-capable missile, which can travel more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles), military officials said.

The Agni V rocket could be launched between Wednesday and Friday, said Ravi Gupta, the spokesman for the country’s Defense Research and Development Organization.

“It’s the most advanced missile so far,” he said.

In November, India successfully tested the fourth version of Agni, meaning “fire” in Hindi, with a range of 3,500 km. Built years earlier, Agni I could travel 700 km, according to Indian defense authorities.

Source: Harmeet Shah Singh for CNN.

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