Balasore (Odisha), Agni-V: It was India’s day on Monday, 26th December, 2016, when it successfully test fired the Agni-V its home developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile, at the cost of Odisha in Balasore District.
The Agni-V missile has a range of over 5,000 kilometers.
The Prime Minister, Modi Tweeted “The successful test firing of Agni V is the result of the hardwork of DRDO & its scientists. I congratulate them. @DRDO_India”
Another tweet “Successful test firing of Agni V makes every Indian very proud. It will add tremendous strength to our strategic defence.”
The three-stage, solid propellant surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 1105 hours, DRDO sources said.
About Agni 5 Test:
The first test of Agni-V, about 17-metre long and weighing over 50 ton, was conducted on 19 April 2012, second was on 15 September 2013 and the third on 31 January 2015 from the same base.
This is fourth and the last of the test being done on the Agni V. The launch was done at around 11.05 am from a mobile launcher complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), defence sources said.
This intercontinental can cover the entire of china.
Old Missile and Agni Tests
Agni-I: The first test of Agni-5 was conducted on 19 April 2012, with 700 km range.
Agni-II: The second was on 15 September 2013, with 2,000 km range
Agni-III: The third on 31 January 2015 from the same base, with 2500 Km range.
Agni-IV: 3,500 kilometers range.
More Information and facts of Agni V, India’s best Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)
- The Agni-V missile has a range of over 5,000 kilometers. It can strike targets anywhere in all of Asia and parts of Africa and Europe.
- It is about 17 meters long, 2-metre wide and has a launch weight of around 50 tonnes. Integrated with a sophisticated mobile launcher in its deliverable configuration that enables launch of the missile with a very short preparation time as compared to an open launch.
- Most advanced in India, having navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.
- Agni-V can carry nuclear warhead of more than one tone.
- When Inducted in the Indian military, India will join the super exclusive club of countries with ICBMs alongside the China, US, Russia, France and Britain.
- Agni V is programmed to reach the peak of the trajectory and then turn back towards the earth, towards the target. By doing o it gains more speed because of the gravitational pull by the earth. Atmospheric air rubbing the skin of the missile during the re-entry phase raises the temperature to beyond 4000 degrees Celsius.
- intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile, forget Pakistan now entire China now within India's strike range
The missile is developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
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