Oct 22, 2011 at 10:25am IST

Agni-5 demo in February 2012: DRDO chief

MYSORE: Chief Controller of Research and Development DRDO W Selvamurthy said that India’s nuclear capable ballistic missile  Agni-5, with 5,000 km travelling capacity, would be demonstrated in February 2012.
He told reporters at the Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) on Friday that Agni-3, the indigenous missile which can hit a target 3,500 km away has been inducted into the Army.
Now, the DRDO has developed Agni-5, a missile with second striking capabilities, he said and added that the three-stage solid propellant ballistic missiles would enhance India’s nuclear capabilities further.
Selvamurthy said the DRDO is focusing on making weapons besides developing life support technology. The DRDO has separate directorate to look into issues related to patents, industry-interface and technology management other than opening a commercial wing.
He said the organisation had developed missiles, light combat aircraft costing Rs 150 crore each and had saved three times the funds spent on purchase of aircraft and medium combat aircraft.

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