With two-front war scenario possible; Agni-V soon to be handed over to SFC

missile is especially crucial in that it brings whole of China as well as parts of Europe and Africa under its strike range

With hostile neighborhood and two front war scenario possible, India has kicked off the process to induct its first intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC).

This comes after the massive Gaganshakti air force exercises on two fronts of the India.

Defence sources on Friday said “several systems and subsystems” associated with the over 5,000-km-range missile are in the process of being handed over to the SFC.

The missile is especially crucial in that it brings whole of China as well as parts of Europe and Africa under its strike range.

The second pre-induction trial of Agni-V is slated to take place soon.

As it becomes successful like the earlier tests, the Agni-V unit with its missiles can be shifted to a strategic base.

It is also now known that work has also been carried out to establish underground nuclear command posts, command and control centres as well as strategic missile bases at different locations.

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