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Agni-I

Agni-I is a medium range ballistic missile that has a range of 700 - 1,200 kilometers and is included in Indian army war reserve stock. In 2002, Agni-I was tested in Chandipur.

Agni-I is a medium range ballistic missile that has a range of 700 - 1,200 kilometers and is included in Indian army war reserve stock. In 2002, Agni-I was tested in Chandipur.

Strategic Force Command of Indian army includes Agni-I in its war reserve. It can carry 1000 kg of conventional weapons or can also carry nuclear weapon.

This missile is guided with the help of Ring Laser Gyro- INS (Inertial Navigation System) technology and can also be augmented by GPS terminal guidance with potential radar scene correlation.

It's manufacturing cost India around Rs. 250 - 350 million. Agni-I was developed by Defense Research and Development Organization of India.

'India on par with others in electronic warfare'

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 2 (IANS) India is on par with other countries in electronic warfare, senior scientist Saktipada Dash, who took over as director of a prestigious defence electronics research laboratory, said Wednesday.

Clinton visit to India to focus on non-proliferation

April 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will focus her India visit early next month on the issue of non-proliferation, reported the Press Trust of India on Saturday.

UN chief lauds India's role in Security Council

April 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Backing the United Nations reforms process, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday lauded India's leadership role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and its contribution during the critical debates in the last year-and-half, particularly during the dramatic transformation in the Arab world.

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During security review, India talks about Pakistan's Shaheen

April 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's test-firing an intermediate range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Wednesday, less than a week after India conducted its 5,000-km Agni-V test figured in a monthly security review Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony conducted with the three service chiefs later in the day.

Pakistan test-fires n-capable missile

April 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday successfully test-fired an intermediate range nuclear-capable missile, less than a week after India tested a 5,000-km range missile that can reach deep inside China.

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile

April 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile, less than a week after India tested a 5,000 km range missile that can reach deep inside China.

Childcare needs of urban poor ignored: Experts

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Childcare needs of the urban poor continue to remain ignored despite social schemes, experts said Tuesday at the release of a micro study conducted in 28 unauthorised colonies in the national capital.

Pak to launch LR missile in Indian Ocean

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Days after India successfully test fired the Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V, Pakistan has informed India that it plans to conduct a long-range missile test.

'US appreciates India closing missile gap with China'

April 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Washington, April 24 (IANS) The lack of US condemnation of India's latest missile test demonstrates that the Washington appreciates India's need to meet the emerging strategic challenge posed by rising China, according to two US scholars.

Tamil Nadu woman behind Thursday's microwave satellite project(Lead)

April 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) When India's heaviest microwave satellite is launched into space Thursday, there will be another reason to cheer as it is a woman who is the director of the key project.

No gender bias in science: Missile scientist Tessy Thomas (Interview)

April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) She sees no paradox in a woman working to develop Agni-V, the indigenously developed, 5,000-km range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile that some would call a weapon of mass destruction. Scientist Tessy Thomas, who guided the team behind it, calls it a 'weapon of peace' and says there is no gender discrimination in science.

India's missile test is not bad news for the world (Comment)

April 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Perusing the front pages of Delhi newspapers, one gets the impression that the launch of the Agni-V intercontinental missile with a striking range of 5,000 km by India was a prominent but by no means sensational event even for Indians. There have been no overly emotional responses to it outside India either. One can't help drawing a parallel between this calm reaction and the media frenzy surrounding the failed launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea just a week ago. And when something of the kind happens in Iran, the reaction is even stronger.

UPA not diffident about decisions: Congress

April 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress Saturday rubbished opposition parties' allegation of policy paralysis in the party-led United Progressive Alliance and said the launch of nuclear-capable missile Agni-V showed that the government was not diffident about taking decisions.

PM briefed about Agni-V, India's future missile programme

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Saturday briefed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat on the launch of India's nuclear capable long-range missile Agni-V that was successfully test fired Thursday.

India's missile technology at par with global best: DRDO

April 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): After the successful launch of its Agni-V missile, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday said India was now at par with the most of the developed nations of the world in the domain of missile and defence technology.

No cap on Agni missile project: India

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Bouyed by the success of its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile test, India Friday said it will not 'cap' its three-decade-old programme and continue to develop more missiles in the series with modern, latest technologies.

Agni-V reflects political will of UPA: Congress

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The successful launch of Agni-V reflects the technical prowess of India and the government's will to expand its strategic parameter, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters here Friday.

Chinese envoy speaks peace a day after Indian missile test

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Economic cooperation between India and China will continue to grow as both countries work towards maintaining "peace and stability", said chinese ambassador Zhang Yan Friday, a day after India successfully tested its long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile.

Agni-V can hit targets 8,000 km away, says Chinese expert

April 20, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Chinese military experts feel that there is more to India's successful long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V than what New Delhi is saying. A Chinese researcher said the missile "actually has the potential to reach targets 8,000 kilometers away".

Agni-V can reach targets 8,000 km away: Chinese researcher

April 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Chinese experts feel that there is to more India's successful long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V than what New Delhi is saying. A Chinese researcher said the missile "actually has the potential to reach targets 8,000 kilometers away".

US contrasts India's 'solid' record with North Korea

April 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Washington, April 20 (IANS) Refusing to criticise India for the launch of its long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V, the United States has contrasted New Delhi's "solid non-proliferation record" with that of North Korea.

N-capable missiles in India's arsenal [To go with India test-fires 5,000 km Agni-V missile, China

April 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully demonstrated its 5,000-km Agni-V ballistic missile, touted as its key nuclear deterrent against China since it can hit targets such as Beijing and Shanghai. India's nuclear arsenal also include several other missile that are nuclear capable. Here is a look at some of them:

Agni-V will adequately meet India's deterrence: Natarajan

April 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief M. Natarajan Thursday hailed the successful Agni-V test, noting that the 5,000-km range missile will 'adequately meet' India's nuclear deterrence needs.

Experts hail Agni-V, want it operational soon

April 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India's strategic affairs experts Thursday hailed the nation's successful test of the Agni-V 5,000-km long range ballistic missile as a 'significant' demonstration of technological proficiency, but urged the defence scientists to get the warhead delivery platform operationalised to put up a 'credible' nuclear deterrent.

Missiles of the world - a look at countries' arsenals

April 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Before India entered into the elite club with the Thursday launch of Agni-V missile, only five countries - the US, Russia, China, France and Britain - had the capability to launch nuclear capable long range missiles.

India test-fires 5,000 km Agni-V missile, China cautious

April 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Launching itself into an elite club of nations with the capability of hitting targets 5,000 km away, India Thursday successfully tested a long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile that can reach Beijing and Shanghai in China, and all of Pakistan.

India no rival, says China as daily slams 'missile delusion'

April 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) India is not a rival but a cooperation partner, China said Thursday after India test-fired a 5,000 km range nuclear capable missile. In sharp contrast to the cautious tone, a Chinese daily criticised India for suffering from "missile delusion".

BJP lauds DRDO scientists over launch of Agni-V

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Terming the launch of Agni-V as a spectacular achievement for the Indian scientists, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the successful launch of the completely indigenous missile has put India in a very elite club and the nation should be proud of this feat.

Jagan Mohan congratulates DRDO on Agni-V launch

April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (ANI): Describing the launch of Agni-V to be a remarkable accomplishment, YSR Congress Party President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday said the DRDO is well poised to achieve many more such milestones and make the nation truly proud of its advancements in missile technology.

BJP hails Agni-5 launch as proud milestone

April 19, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday 'hailed' the successful launch of the Agni-5 missile.

Agni-V launch irk China, claims to be still stronger

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The successful firing of Agni-V has irked China. China has unnecessarily criticised India for the test and warned

Agni-V launch irk China, claims to be still stronger

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The successful firing of Agni-V has irked China. China has unnecessarily criticised India for the test and warned

Agni-V, India's 'China Killer' (To go with Agni-V launch story)

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully launched its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile. Here are some salient features of the missile and the test, which propelled the country into a special league of nations:

5,000-km Agni-V missile propels India into elite club

April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday stormed into an elite club of nations with the capability to hit targets 5,000 km away, with the successful test of the much-anticipated Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, described as 'China killer'.

Launch of Agni-V big step towards defence preparedness: Pallam Raju

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 19 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday hailed the successful launch of Agni-V, saying this is a big step towards preparedness of the armed forces and a major deterrent.

Scientists express happiness over successful test launch of Agni-V

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi/Chennai/Wheeler Island, Apr 19 (ANI): The Indian scientific community on Thursday basked in the glory of the successful test-firing of the 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V.

Vice President Ansari hails successful launch of Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Hailing India's successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday said our scientists have done the nation proud with this splendid achievement.

Agni-V test fired successfully, India create history

April 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

India has created history and achieved another milestone in its defence system when it successfully tested the much-awaited Agni-V

Agni-V: Nato denies India's missile program a threat; PM praises scientists

April 19, 2012 at 11:31 AM

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an intergovernmental military alliance of 28 countries does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, as NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said..................

Agni-V will add to India's security credibility: Manmohan Singh

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Prime Minsiter Dr. Manmohan Singh congratulated all the scientific and technical personnel of the DRDO and other related organisations for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning.

Agni-V successful launch major milestone in India's missile programme: Antony

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony congratulated Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists for the successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Thursday morning.

India creates history, tests 5,000 km Agni-V missile

April 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday created history with the successful testing of the much awaited Agni-V long-range ballistic nuclear-capable missile, described as 'China killer', that can accurately hit targets more than 5,000 km away.

Agni-V test fire postponed till Thursday

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V has been postponed till Thursday due to inclement weather.

Agni-V launch today would be landmark for India's missile technology, says former Air Chief

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Bangalore, Apr 18 (ANI): Stating that the launch of Agni-V will be a landmark achievement as far as the missile technology is concerned, former Air Chief, Fali Homi Major, on Wednesday this will give a huge edge to the country in as far as its nuclear capability is concerned.

Agni-V will establish India-China strategic parity in nuclear field: Raja Mohan

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Stating that the plan to develop a intercontinental ballistic missile has been on the drawing board for a long time, strategic analyst C. Raja Mohan on Wednesday said Agni-V will bring India to a measure of strategic parity with the Chinese in the nuclear field.

Agni-V to be test fired off coast of Odisha today

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): India is all set to test fire its 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V on Wednesday from a test range in Wheeler island off the coast of Odisha.

Stage set for Agni-V missile test

April 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The stage is set at Wheelar Island, off the Odisha coast for testing India's long range missile Agni - V scheduled in evening today, sources said.......

Agni-V missile test likely to take place on Wednesday

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Balasore (Orissa), April 16 (ANI): The maiden test of India's indigenously developed nuclear capable 'Agni-V' ballistic missile is likely to be held on Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast on Wednesday.

India to test Agni-V missile in a fortnight: DRDO Chief

March 31, 2012 at 7:01 PM

India, which in November has tested India's medium of long range missile Agni-IV, is set to do its longer range version Agni-V in the next month.......

Agni-V test in a fortnight: DRDO chief

March 31, 2012 at 4:56 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India will join an elite group of nations such as the US, Russia and China with inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) when it tests the over 5,000-km-range Agni-V in a fortnight from now.

India celebrates 63rd Republic Day

January 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

The Republic of India is joyfully celebrating its 63rd Republic Day, marking the 62nd anniversary of being a complete republic nation on 26th January 1950.

India showcases military might, cultural heritage at 63rd Republic Day Parade(Update)

January 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): India on Thursday showcased its military might and cultural heritage at its 63rd Republic Day Parade in the heart of the national capital New Delhi.

3000 km range Agni IV missile among the showpieces at Republic Day Parade

January 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): A strong and resurgent India will be celebrating its 63rd Republic Day tomorrow. This year's parade will highlight the nation's achievements in various fields alongwith the military prowess, scintillating display of air power as also country's rich and diverse cultural heritage.

India not concerned with other countries' technology, says Saraswat

November 16, 2011 at 8:16 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat on Wednesday said the country makes missiles in order to meet security as opposed to competing with the latest technologies launched by other countries.

India successfully test-fires Agni-II ballistic missile

September 30, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Balasore, Sep 30 (ANI): India on Friday successfully test-fired ballistic missile Agni-II from Wheeler Island in Dharma village off Odisha coast.

Agni-II plus missile test fails

December 10, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (ANI): The experimental Launch of Agni-2-P Missile experienced a trajectory deviation immediately after the lift-off from the Wheeler island, off the coast of Orissa this morning, leading to the failure of the mission.

Agni-I missile test-fired off Orissa coast

November 25, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (ANI): India on Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range on Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast.

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