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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

India's longest range nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, the Agni-5, is seen in a storage facility on APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha, India, in 2012.   © Getty Images

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."

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