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India developing Agni-VI ballistic missile

Bangalore: India on February 8 said it is developing a long-range nuclear-capable Agni-VI ballistic missile that would carry multiple warheads allowing one weapon system to take out several targets at a time.

"Agni-V is major strategic defense weapon. Now we want to make Agni-VI which would be a force multiplier," DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat said here.

Refusing to divulge the range of the new under- development missile, he said the force multiplier capability of the missile would be because of its Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle capability.

The Agni-V ballistic missile, which was test-fired in April last year, has a range of up to 5,500 km and it is believed that the Agni-VI would have a range longer than Agni-V.