• Agni-5 capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with very high degree of accuracy
• Uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine
• Successful launch in line with India’s policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’
New Delhi: A successful launch of the Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was carried out on October 27, 2021 at approximately 1950 hrs from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The missile, which uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy.
The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’.
Agni-V is a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The missile uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine. It can strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy. The missile test was successfully conducted Wednesday 27 October at 7 pm.
Successful test firing of Agni V makes every Indian very proud. It will add tremendous strength to our strategic defence. The successful test firing of Agni V is the result of the hardwork of DRDO and its scientists. I congratulate them. – Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India
NEW DELHI: India today tested the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile+ (ICBM) from Wheeler Island off Odisha.
After the user trials, this ballistic missile will be inducted into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC).
The nuclear-capable Agni-V can even reach the northernmost parts of China with its strike range of over 5,000-km. It was test-fired from its canister on a launcher truck about 11 am.
“All the test parameters of the missile, which was tested for its full range, were successfully achieved. The missile splashed down near Australian waters,” said an official.
This was the fourth and final experimental test of the three-stage Agni-V. The launch was delayed by two years as a technical correction was required. Also India had to overcome the hurdle linked with its entry into the 48-country Nuclear Suppliers Group that was earlier blocked by China. India joined the 34-nation Missile Technology Control Regimerecently.
New Delhi, Jan. 31:President of India Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the third developmental trial of Agni-V surface-to-surface missile.
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.