President Pranab Mukherjee Congratulates DRDO on Successful Agni-V Test

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President Pranab Mukherjee Congratulates DRDO on Successful Agni-V Test

This combination picture shows Agni 5 being launched from a mobile canister on Saturday


New Delhi: 

President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the third developmental trial of Agni-V surface-to-surface missile.

In his message to Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and Director-General, DRDO, Mr Mukherjee has said "I extend hearty congratulations to all those associated with the successful test-firing of the third developmental trial of India's indigenous Agni-V surface-to-surface missile."

"I am happy to know that many new technologies relating to navigation and guidance, warhead as well as engine has been tried out in this version. I understand today's test is also the first time the missile has been tried out in a canisterised version," he said.

The President said "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."



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