New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had successfully test-fire of third developmental trial of Agni-V missile on Saturday after which President Pranab Mukherjee had congratulated DRDO.
The missile is capable in surface-to-surface attack.
President Pranab Mukherjee, in his message to Dr. Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and Director-General, DRDO, 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.”
He also said, “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,” added Mukherjee.
Agni-V is India’s longest range ballistic missile and was successfully test-fired from a canister on the Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha on Saturday.
Notify that this missile is capable of carrying a 1.1-tonne nuclear warhead over 5,000 km.