The surface-to-surface Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-5 was successfully test-fired on Saturday morning. This was Agni-5’s third launch and the first from a canister.
Top Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources confirm to OneIndia that the missile took off from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast, at 8.09 am and met all parameters during it --- flight.
As reported by OneIndia earlier, with the successful launch of Agni-5, the Missile Cluster of DRDO gave a perfect and emotional parting gift to its outgoing chief Dr Avinash Chander.
Dr Chander is scheduled to step down from the top post today.
“All mission parameters were met. It was a dream flight. To us it was 200 per cent successful. We couldn’t have asked for a better result. It’s an emotional day for all of us,” one of DRDO’s Director General’s told OneIndia.
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