Agni V successfully test-fired The 17-metre-long surface-to-surface ballistic missile lifted off majestically from a rail mobile launcher at 8.04 a.m. After a flight time of 20 minutes, the missile re-entry vehicle impacted the pre-designated target point more than 5,000 kms away in the Indian Ocean with a high degree of accuracy.
Aksharadhool: Agni V blasts off successfully from a canister For an individual or a nation, safety has to be its paramount concern. Relevance and necessity of Agni V can therefore never be in doubt. It has to be ready all the time, so all the Indians can sleep peacefully. This week's test has made India little more secure as the missile is expected to be inducted into service in a year after a few more canister trials.