DRDO Achieves Milestone: Agni-5 Missile’s Successful Maiden Flight Test, proud of DRDO, says PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 11 announced that DRDO scientists successfully conducted the first flight test of the indigenously developed Agni-5 missile under Mission Divyastra.

Scientists tested Multiple Independently Targetable Re-Entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology. With the testing of Mission Divyastra, India has joined the select group of countries which have MIRV capability.

“Proud of our DRDO scientists for Mission Divyastra, the first flight test of the indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology,” PM Modi said at the X.

What is Agni-5?

India’s nuclear deterrence against China, which possesses missiles similar to the Dongfeng-41 with a range of 12,000–15,000 km, is to be strengthened through the Agni V project.

Agni V can cover almost the entire Asia within its range, including the northernmost part of China as well as some areas of Europe.

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Agni 1 to 4 missiles have a range of 700 km to 3,500 km and have already been deployed.
India had conducted a similar test of the missile in October last year also.
To strengthen its military might, India launched the nuclear-capable Agni-IV ballistic missile successfully at night in June.
After the test, the Defense Ministry had said that it reaffirmed India’s policy of having a “credible minimum deterrent capability”.

To strengthen its military might, India launched the nuclear-capable Agni-IV ballistic missile successfully at night in June.

 

 

 

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