Bengaluru, Jan 31: Bengaluru, Jan 31: India on Saturday stamped its authority as a missile-faring nation when the surface-to-surface Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-5 hit the designated target with clockwork precision. Agni-V missile with a strike range of 5000 km and capable of carrying over one-tonne nuclear warhead was launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) (Wheeler Island, off Odisha Coast) at around 8.09 am. “It was a fantastic launch.
It was a beauty to watch all the three stages separating one after another. We couldn’t have asked for a better result. It is a 200 per cent successful mission,” a top DRDO scientist told OneIndia over the phone from Wheeler Island. This was Agni-V’s third launch and the first from a canister. “The missile met all parameters during the flight that lasted for 20 minutes. It climbed at a maximum altitude of 500 km and made the re-entry later to fall into the Australian waters,” the scientist said.
President of India Congratulates DRDO on the Successful Test-Firing of Agni-V
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the third developmental trial of Agni-V surface-to-surface missile.
In his message to Dr. Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director-General, DRDO, the President has said, “I extend hearty congratulations to all those associated with the successful test-firing of the third developmental trial of India’s indigenous Agni-V surface-to-surface missile.
I am happy to know that many new technologies relating to navigation and guidance, warhead as well as engine has been tried out in this version. I understand today’s test is also the first time the missile has been tried out in a canisterised version.
Kindly convey my felicitations to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, and all others involved in this effort. Our nation is grateful for their hard work and proud of their accomplishment”.
PM salutes our scientists, on the successful test-firing of Agni V missile
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted our scientists, on the successful test-firing of Agni V missile.
“Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I salute our scientists for their efforts”, the Prime Minister said.