Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island, Odisha at 1100 hours December 26.
The full range test-flight of the missile has further boosted the indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence level of the country. 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 fourth 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 Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated DRDO for the successful test firing of Agni-5.
The Prime Minister in his congratulatory message 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 the DRDO for the successful test firing of Agni-5 saying it will further strengthen India’s defence capabilities.