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India tests 5,000 km range nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Launch of Agni-5 ICBM meant to send a message to China, say analysts

NEW DELHI -- Amid a lingering border row with China in eastern Ladakh, India has conducted a test of its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile the Agni-5, which can strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with "a very high degree of accuracy."

The "successful launch" of the missile was carried out from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in the eastern state of Odisha at 7:50 p.m. local time on Wednesday, a Defense Ministry statement said.

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