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AGNI-V (A-5) Long Range Ballistic Missile Test Fired Successfully

New Delhi, 19 April 2012: India succesfully test fired its  first Long Range Ballistic Missile (LRBM) AGNI-V (A-5) today.

The missile launch took place at 8:04 am from Wheeler's Island in Odisha and followed its trajectory into perfection as the three stages of Propulsion dropped and fell at appropriate intervals into the Bay of Bengal.

Radars and electro-optical systems along the path monitored in real time all the parameters of the Missile.

The various indigeneously developed technologies which were succesfully tested in this A-5 Mission. includes the redundant Navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS)

The Vice-President Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister Shri AK Antony and National Security Advisor (NSA) Shri Shiv Shankar Menon have hailed the launch of the Agni-V.

source: Press release PIB

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