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Agni - V

Agni - V is an inter-continental ballistic missile that was test fired on 19 March 2012 at 8.07 a.m. from a mobile launcher at the Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

Agni - V is an inter-continental ballistic missile that was test fired on 19 March 2012 at 8.07 a.m. from a mobile launcher at the Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

It can hit targets in China, Eastern Europe, east Africa and the Australian coast. It has a range of 5000 kilometers. It is being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation. It can carry a war payload of 1500 kg.

Agni-V has a three stage solid fueled missile with a launch of 50 tons. The third stage has a composite motor casing. It has road mobility.

This missile will supposedly feature Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs), which means that each missile will be capable of carrying 3-10 separate nuclear warheads.

'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.

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.......

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