Successful Test Flights Of Agni-5 By DRDO

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Agni-5, the Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile was successfully flight tested by the Defence Reasearch and Development Organisation (DRDO) at 1100hrs from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha on Monday, December 26, 2016.


This was the 4th test of Agni-5 missile and the second one from a Canister on a Road Mobile Launcher. All the four missions have been successful.


  • 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.

A Proud India

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO for the successful test flight of Agni-V which will enhance the country’s strategic and deterrence capabilities.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi congratulated DRDO on successful test firing of Agni-V saying 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 DRDO for the successful test firing of Agni-V for further strengthening India’s defence capabilities.

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