India today test-fired its home grown intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) Agni-V , missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
The user associate trail was conducted from the Island after a full scale preparation by the ITR.
The Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-V, was successfully flight tested for its full range today at 0953 hrs .
This was the fifth test of the Missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher. All the five missions have been successful.
Agni- V has a strike range 5,000 km and can even reach the northern-most parts of China .
The flight performance of the missile was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission.
All objectives of the mission have been successfully met. This successful test of Agni-5 reaffirms the country’s indigenous missile capabilities and further strengthens our credible deterrence.
The launch operations were led by Project Director, Agni-5, G Ramaguru and Programme Director, Agni, MRM Babu. Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems Dr G Satheesh Reddy witnessed the launch. Directors of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Labs namely ASL, DRDL, ITR, RCI and TBRL reviewed the entire launch operations.
Senior officials from the Armed Forces were present on the occasion. Chairman DRDO & Secretary DDR&D Dr S Christopher congratulated Agni-V team and said that the fifth consecutive successful flight test is a major boost to country’s defence capabilities said, an official press release adding the Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman shared her happiness on the successful flight test of