Agni-V test fire postponed till Thursday

   Apr 18, 8:30 pm

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has been postponed till Thursday due to inclement weather.

India was all set to test fire the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from a test range in Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha this evening.

The test firing will be a major leap forward in missile technology and military deterrent capability for the country.

The chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), V K Saraswat, had recently said the missile is being integrated at various facilities for the test launch.

India will join an elite group of nations such as the US, Russia and China with inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) when it tests the over 5,000-km-range Agni- 5.

India has in November last tested the 3,500-km-range Agni-IV missile giving muscle to India's deterrent capability against the military adversaries.

Agni-V is a solid fueled intercontinental ballistic missile. It will greatly expand India's reach to strike targets well beyond 5,500 km away. (ANI)

PM Modi meets Netaji Bose's oldest associate Sep 2, 9:13 pm
Tokyo, Sep. 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's oldest living associate, the 99 year old Saichiro Misumi.
Full Story
Warrant issued against Union Minister Kalraj Mishra, for 2009 demonstration Sep 2, 8:55 pm
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Sep.2 (ANI): The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here on Tuesday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra. The court issued the warrant due to Mishra's non-appearance in the court despite repeated summons.
Full Story
PM inaugurates Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Tokyo Sep 2, 8:55 pm
Tokyo, Sep.2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Vivekananda Cultural Centre today at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo.
Full Story
PM has given new impetus to foreign policy, says Subramanian Swamy Sep 2, 7:50 pm
New Delhi, Sep.2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has said today that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a new impetus to foreign policy.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY