India is constantly achieving success in the world of space. On Monday, India successfully tested the intercontinental ballistic AGNI-5. These tests have been done at 9:45 am today. This is the seventh test of this missile. The Agni-5 missile whose range is 5500 kms was tested on the seashore of Odisha.
The long range ballistic missile Agni 5 is successfully flight tested at 0945 hrs today from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island). All the Radars, Electro Optical Tracking Stations and Telemetry Stations tracked the vehicle all through the course of the trajectory. All the mission objectives have been achieved. Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has congratulated all the DRDO Scientists, Staff, Armed Forces and Industries for the success of A5 Mission.
A defense source said, “The trial of this missile was done on a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad number four at the Dr. Abdul Kalam Island of Bay of Bengal on Monday afternoon.”
Agni-5 range is more than 5500 KM. Now China, Europe and Pakistan has come under Agni-5 missile range. Agni 5 is the most advanced missile in the field of technology, with the latest features of Navigation, Guidance, Warhead and Engine.
At the same time, after USA , Russia, France and China, India is now the fifth country with intercontinental ballistic missile capability. It is a missile capable of targeting more than 5000 kilometers from continent to the other continent.
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) June 3, 2018
Agni-5 is 17.5 meter long, 2 meter wide, 50 tonne missile has the power to carry 1.5 tonne explosive. Its speed is 24 times the speed of sound.
Before this, the successful test of Agni -5 was done in 2012, second in 2013, third in 2015, fourth in 2016, fifth in January 2018, 6th in June 2018 and seventh successful test is done today.