India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable, inter-continental ballistic missile Agni 5, that has a range of over 5,000 km.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the DRDO scientists on the successful test-firing of nuclear-capable intercontinental missile Agni-V, saying it will add tremendous strength to the country’s strategic defence.
“Congratulations DRDO for successfully test firing Agni V. It will enhance our strategic and deterrence capabilities,” Mukherjee tweeted after the test-firing of India’s most lethal missile from Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast.
The successful test firing of Agni V is the result of the hardwork of DRDO & its scientists. I congratulate them. @DRDO_India— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 26, 2016
The Prime Minister credited it to the hardwork of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and its scientists.
“Successful test firing of Agni V makes every Indian very proud. It will add tremendous strength to our strategic defence,” he said.
It is the fourth developmental and second canisterised trial of the missile, which has a range of over 5,000 km.