NEW DELHI: India is getting ready to test its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its final operational configuration from Wheeler Island off Odisha after two years
Defence sources said preparations were on in full swing to launch the nuclear-capable Agni-V from its canister on a launcher truck towards December-end or early January . "There were some minor technical snags in Agni-V, which required tweaking of its internal battery and electronic configurations after its last test in January 2015," a source said.
The impending fourth test of Agni-V , capable of striking even the northernmost parts of China, is in itself significant.
Once the Agni-V is inducted, India will join the superexclusive club of countries with ICBMs (missiles with a range of over 5,000-5,500km) alongside the US, Russia, China, France and the UK.
Agni V is really a good asset for India. But, the development is very slow which should be accelerated
What''s the use of the test. Just hit China and finish. Enemies friend is also an enemy
And this is one of the main reason Modi did demonetization. If Indians want to progress and have best defense and infrastructure, they have to come to terms that it is OK to pay taxes to the govt. How does the govt run and does its job without enough income? With the same token Indians are also sceptical about their govt and so much corrurption and wastage; so it is equally important that Modi goes after all corrupt officials as well instead of going just after business people.
Congrats to Modiji's government for supporting such activies.
I would encourage India to hit China with Agni-V. It will make Trump''s task easier. A war between China and India would be very good for the Global Economy and Global Stability.
Sorry America is economically stronger, let them work for us.....
jai prakash rau
Kudos to the Indian defence forces and specifically DRDO. The Indian defence scientists need excellent support and encouragement from all of us for them to continue this excellent service to the nation.
Are we in for a war, not sure what media is trying to convey ouside world
Well done, Modiji. You are pride and self respect of India.........May God bless you with more passion to work for India...
Very important step.
It will act as a detterent to countries trying to intimidate us.
India is slowly but surely becoming effective on International stage as a strong country both Militarily and economically.
Morally it is miles ahead of any other country in the World.