Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. 26 December 2016. Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by DRDO today at 1100hrs from here.
The full range test-flight of the missile prove that all the radars, tracking systems and range stations tracked and monitored the flight performance and all the mission objectives were successfully met. This was the 4th test of Agni-5 missile and the second one from a Canister on a Road Mobile Launcher. All the four missions have been successful.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee whi is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces congratulated DRDO for the successful test flight of Agni-V which will enhance the country’s strategic and deterrence capabilities.
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi said that it is the result of hard work of DRDO and its scientists which makes every Indian proud and adds tremendous strength to our strategic defence.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also congratulated DRDO for the successful test firing of Agni-V for further strengthening India’s defence capabilities.