Q. Consider the following statements regarding Agni 5 Missile:
1. It is a two-stage nuclear-capable ballistic missile developed by DRDO.
2. Range of Agni 5 Missile is 10000km.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

India’s defence scientists have successfully launched Agni 5, the nuclear-capable ballistic missile, with over 5,000 km range.  

  • It is a three-stage missile, 17 metres tall, and two metres wide and capable of carrying upto 1.5 tonne of payload, especially nuclear warheads.  
  • It is developed by labs (DRDO) under the Missile Complex in Hyderabad and several industries across the country were first flight tested in 2012. 

Source: ForumIAS factly