Agni-V is a canisterized, road mobile, 5,000 km range, nuclear capable missile being developed under a Rs 2,500 crore project sanctioned by the Government of India in 2008.
The missile can be launched from anywhere in India in any direction with minimum launch preparation. Users need to specify just the launch and target co-ordinates; the missile automatically computes its flight trajectory.
"The course of the missile changes depending upon in-flight estimation of system performance. It has several very strong built-in safety features," a source told The Indian Express.