Latest News :Agni-V * India successfully test fires Agni-V ballistic missile from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast at 8:05am today Morning

India successfully test fires Agni-V

India sucessfully test Agni-5 missile that can target most parts of Asia,Europe & Africa.Missile was launched from Wheeler Island off Orissa(Odisha) coast at 8.05 Am Indian time on 19 April 2012.Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) plans to conduct more such tests of the missile over the next one year after studying and analyzing the parameters achieved in each subsequent trial.Once fired, it cannot be stopped. It travels faster than a bullet and can carry 1,000 kilograms of nuclear weapons. It can be launched using a special canister.Seventeen metres tall, Agni-V's three-stages are powered by solid propellants. The first rocket engine takes it to a height of about 40 kilometres. The second stage pushes it to about 150 kilometres. The third stage takes it to about 300 kilometres above the Earth. The missile finally reaches a height of about 800 kilometres.As soon as the missile gets its place in the strategic forces in the next three years, New Delhi will attain deterrent capacity against China. The launch comes at an opportune time when Beijing has been involved in the deployment of strategic missiles in Tibet and Xinjiang autonomous regions against India.The success of the mission will propel India into the club of nations possessing technologies for developing Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), although Agni-V is of the class of an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM).Range of Agni V is more than 5000 km or 3100 miles.Agni-V’s range could be further enhanced to become an ICBM to meet the country’s strategic requirements.

Test of Agni-V was sucessfully held  at 8.05 Am local time on April 19,2012  from Wheeler Island ,located in Orissa(Odisha) in Bhadrak District near Chandbali, 150 km from state capital Bhubaneswar

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