India's ICBM 'AGNI-V' To Undergo Another Pre-Induction Test This Year

India's ICBM 'AGNI-V' To Undergo Another Pre-Induction Test This Year

Less than a week after North Korea's unsuccessful satellite launch, India has managed a "flawless" test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

"With this missile launch, India has emerged as a major missile power", Defense Ministry science advisor V.K. Sarawat told The Hindu newspaper.

The Agni-V was launched from Wheeler Island off India's east coast and hit its target area off the coast of Indonesia about 20 minutes later. All objectives were fully met. "This successful test of Agni-5 reaffirms the country's indigenous missile capabilities and further strengthens our credible deterrence", said India's defense ministry.

"The missile's flight performance was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission". The nuclear-capable missile with a range of over 5,000 km now covers all of Asia but most importantly all of China within its nuclear capability.

Mild Weekend, But With Some Rain Drops
This will bring in a reinforcing shot of colder air and may also bring us some rain/snow mix Tuesday afternoon and evening. Cloudy conditions stick around through the night as temperatures bottom out in the 30s and lower 40s.

It was sacked from a small island Thursday morning and will face one more test later this year before becoming fully operational, the Times of India reported. As NBC News reported, just over a year ago Pakistan tested its first submarine-launched cruise missile - a weapon "named after a sixteenth century Islamic Mughal warrior who invaded and conquered India".

The missile was tested in an "open configuration" in April 2012 and September 2013, while it was test-fired from hermetically sealed canisters mounted on transport-cum-tilting launcher trucks in January 2015 and December 2016.

The Agni-5 missile had undergone years of testing and will be inducted into the Strategic Forces Command after more user trial are conducted, a scientist at India's DRDO said.

Related News:

  • Roy Halladay Died from Blunt Force Trauma, had Drugs in System

    Roy Halladay Died from Blunt Force Trauma, had Drugs in System

    Halladay, known as "Doc", pitched four seasons with the Phillies before retiring after injuries cut short his 2013 season. The three drugs showed up in his toxicology reports, though as TMZ notes these are also common prescription medications.
    LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

    LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams

    The Pelicans' stars will join the league's best players on February 18 in Los Angeles for the league's annual NBA All-Star Game . He leads the National Basketball Association in scoring with 32.3 points per game and ranks third in assists with 9.1 per game.
    Everton snaps up Walcott from Arsenal

    Everton snaps up Walcott from Arsenal

    Allardyce had been quoted as saying Walcott would be a "fantastic addition" to the Merseysiders as he looks to snap him up. The move brings to an end Walcott's 12-year stay at Arsenal , where he scored 108 goals in 397 appearances.
  • Nadal advances to fourth round of Aussie Open

    Nadal advances to fourth round of Aussie Open

    Happy to be through, yeah, fourth round. "He's a player that has all the shots, big control from the baseline, doesn't miss much". He said: 'I love being out in the heat. "But then after that it was just impossible. everything kind of slipped away from me".
    Facebook to Prioritize Trusted, Quality News

    Facebook to Prioritize Trusted, Quality News

    He said the company made a decision to rely on member surveys as the most "objective" way to rank trust in news sources. This comes after putting loads of effort into building up Facebook as the place where people get their news.
    Trump frustrated with media coverage of Kelly's interview: White House

    Trump frustrated with media coverage of Kelly's interview: White House

    We need the Wall to help stop the massive inflow of drugs from Mexico , now rated the number one most unsafe country in the world. Trump told reporters in Pennsylvania that his views on wall has been consistent over the past three years and defended Kelly.
  • Jose Mourinho set to sign new five-year deal with Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho set to sign new five-year deal with Manchester United

    After their defeat at Anfield on Sunday, City were criticised in some quarters for being over-adventurous and playing into Liverpool's hands.
    Inhofe and Lankford vote to reauthorize FISA surveillance program

    Inhofe and Lankford vote to reauthorize FISA surveillance program

    Numerous Democrats also helped shut down debate on the legislation earlier this week, ensuring it would come a vote. A bill renewing a critical foreign intelligence collection program has cleared the Senate and House .

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • Yellow warning in place as snow set to return

    Yellow warning in place as snow set to return

    In addition, rain may fall onto frozen surfaces for a time, particularly across Scotland , following a very cold night. The Chief Forecaster says: "Amounts of fresh snow will vary considerably across the warning area".
    Morgan Stanley outshines Wall Street rival

    Morgan Stanley outshines Wall Street rival

    The stock has a market cap of $100,860.00, a P/E ratio of 15.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 1.65. The most recent open market insider trade was Sell of 25,000 shares on a day where the closing price was 50.
    Wenger accuses Oxlade-Chamberlain of lack of fight at Arsenal

    Wenger accuses Oxlade-Chamberlain of lack of fight at Arsenal

    Milner and company led through goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah in a pre-Christmas cracker at the Emirates Stadium. When you have such a long career, you have some defeats unfortunately that will hurt you for the rest of your life, he said.


Most liked

Trump's doctor says he's in 'excellent health,' but needs to lose weight
The president's current weight is 239 pounds and the set goal is to lose 10-15 pounds this year. Ronald Petersen, an Alzheimer's disease expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Storm Fionn to batter the country in coming hours
AA Roadwatch reported hazardous conditions in parts of Monaghan , Cavan , Kilkenny, Leitrim , Mayo , Sligo , Roscommon and Donegal .

Your Artwork Selfie: The Google App Everybody Downloaded
It's now no. 1 on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store . "Feel real strong about my 40%", Wentz captioned the pics. It's blown up over the past couple of days, but users in IL and Texas have reported that they're unable to use it.

Indian Army soldier and two civilians killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan
This is the third exchange of fire between the two countries in this sector in past three days, officials said. On the other hand, a BSF jawan has been martyred in firing by Pakistani troops in Samba.

House releases transcript of interview tied to Trump dossier
Trump went to the Miss Universe pageant [in Moscow] in 2013", Simpson added, "Taiwanchik was there in the VIP section with Mr. Simpson did not say yes or no, but said the patterns of behavior that emerged from the investigation raise questions.

Stoltenberg: Name dispute must be resolved before joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
But Stoltenberg insisted that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership "is about much more than solving the name issue". He also distanced himself from any stance that his government might have on the matter.

India rely too heavily on Kohli, says Faf
Three successive edges flew to the boundary, two wide of the slips and one just beyond Parthiv's reach as he dived to his left. They will now face South Africa for the third and concluding Test from January 24 at the New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg .

Uphold Prejudices When Addressing Iran Nuclear Deal
He added that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement". As for Iran, Haley said "the regime in Tehran is the leading cause of instability in an unstable part of the world".

Details of Dolores O'Riordan's funeral announced
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has paid paid tribute to singer Dolores O'Riordan who sadly passed away in London on Monday. Ms Buczkowski said: "We grew up listening to the band so very sad".

Sen. Menendez Could Be Facing Another Corruption Trial
Prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence for the 63-year-old eye doctor, though Melgen is seeking leniency. Bob Menendez , D-New Jersey, and co-defendant Salomon Melgen on corruption charges and has asked the U.S.

LA Times Newsroom Employees Vote To Unionize
Meanwhile, Tronc investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher. More than 180 newsroom staffers had signed a letter to Tronc's board calling for Levinsohn's removal.

AAP MLAs disqualified, HC declines stay on poll panel's dramatic move
However, much has happened in the last 2 years that could have had a crucial impact on the case but appears to have been ignored. Congress' Delhi Chief Ajay Maken tweeted, "Kejriwal has no right to continue".

Kim and Kanye choose 'Chicago' for their new baby's name
The newest addition to the Kardashian family weighed in at 7 lbs 6 oz and no name, as of yet, has been revealed. Currently, Kim and Kanye are at home with their newborn baby, surrounding it with love and care.

USA hospital systems team up to launch generic drugmaker
If the only way to provide our communities with affordable drugs is to produce them ourselves, then that is what we will do. Laura Kaiser, president and CEO of SSM Health, stated, "All Americans deserve access to high-quality, affordable care".

Chelsea In Talks With Two Roma Stars
There's very little doubt that Chelsea could do with signing a striker in the January transfer window. Morata is expected to lead the line for Chelsea tomorrow when they take on Brighton (12.30pm).