Question: Dr Abdul Kalam Island is located in which of the following state?
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Tamil Nadu
- On 10th December, 2018; Agni V, a long-range surface-to-surface Nuclear Capable Ballistic missile, was successfully launched from canister on a road mobile launcher at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
- Agni V is an intercontinental ballistic missile having strike range of 5,500-5,800 km.
- Strategic Forces Command (SFC) carried out and monitored the launch operations in presence of Scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and other associated officials. This launch comes after a series of successful launches of the missile.
- This missile strengthens the country’s deterrence capability, which has been developed indigenously by assiduous efforts of scientists.
- Weight of the missile is 50,000 kg; Length is 17.5 mts; Diameter is 2 mts; Warhead Weight is 1500 kgs.