Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also saluted the scientists on the successful test-firing of Agni V missile. The successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces, the PM has said in a message.
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.
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.
The President has extended his 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”.
India today successfully launched at Wheeler’s Island off the Odisha coast the maiden canister mounted trial of Agni-V having a strike range of over 5,000 kilometre and cacpacity to carry a nuclear warhead of over a tonne.