President Mukherjee congratulates DRDO on successful test-firing of Agni 5

| Updated: Dec 27, 2016 19:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 27 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of India's indigenous Agni-5. In a message to Dr. S. Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development and Director General, DRDO, the President has said, " I extend hearty congratulations to all those associated with the successful test-firing of India's indigenous Agni-V. President Mukherjee said he is happy to know that a number of new technologies have been incorporated in this version, adding that the test demonstrates India's advanced capabilities. "Kindly convey my felicitations to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, and all others involved in this effort. Our nation is grateful for their hard work and proud of their accomplishment," he added. The nation yesterday launched its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni 5' from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. Unlike other missiles of Agni series, 'Agni-5' is the most advanced having some new technologies incorporated with it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine. The indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, Agni-5, is capable of striking a target more than 5,000 km. (ANI)