AGNI V

  • Lack of mechanism to prevent use of atomic weapons by India-Pak worries US September 16, 2013

    The absence of any mechanism to prevent the use of atomic weapons by India and Pakistan worries the United States, even as their nuclear arsenals make war unthinkable, a top Pentagon official has said. "Pakistan and India, obviously, have a history of very tense relationships. Both countries possess nuclear weapons, which...
  • China reacts cautiously to launch of Agni-V missile September 16, 2013

    Reacting cautiously to India's second launch of ballistic missile Agni-V,  China on Monday said both sides should make concerted efforts to enhance political trust and asked media to play a more conducive role to improve bilateral ties. "We have noted relevant reports and comments and hope relevant media can do more,...
  • Chinese media highlights Agni V in Republic Day parade January 26, 2013

    Beijing: The display of India's military strength, specially the intercontinental ballistic missile AgniV, has been highlighted by Chinese official media here on January 26. The highlight of the 100minute Republic Day parade was the display of nuclearcapable AgniV, capable of striking targets some 6,000 km away, staterun Xinhua news agency...
  • Defence Ministry saw unprecedented happenings in 2012 December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: 2012 was an unprecedented year for the Defence Ministry as it had a prolonged standoff with former Army Chief Gen VK Singh over his age issue and a truckdeal case and was dragged to the Supreme Court. The selection of France's Dassault Rafale for the 126 combat aircraft...
  • India to 'stabilise' present missile programme: Antony October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday indicated that India will first "stabilise" its present missile programmes before thinking of starting any project for having capabilities to strike targets at longer distances than the 5,500 kmrange AgniV. "Don't be impatient. Let the present Agni series stabilise," he said when asked...
  • Pak testfires 700 km range Hatf VII nuke missile June 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully testfired the nuclearcapable HatfVII cruise missile with a range of 700 km, the latest in a series of tests of missiles that can hit targets deep within India. The military said the test, conducted at an undisclosed location, was successful. This was the fifth missile test...
  • AgniVI with 10000 km range to be ready by 2014 May 24, 2012

    Balasore: Before the din that was kicked off after test firing of the muchtouted Intercontinental Range Ballistic Missile (ICBM) AgniV was settled down, India is gearing up to go for the maiden development trial of AgniVI missile within next two years notwithstanding international reactions and pressures. Being developed by the DRDO,...
  • AgniV, RISAT launches UPA achievements: PM May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday lauded the test of AgniV missile that can hit targets as far as China's Beijing and the launch of the RISAT1 satellite that can keep a watch over India in all weather conditions as major achievement of his government. Releasing his government's performance...
  • Huge scope for exporting weapon system: DRDO April 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: The weapon system and defence technology developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are competitive and there is huge scope for exporting them, a top defence scientist said in Hyderabad. "Our technology and the weapon system are competitive. There is tremendous export potential ...but we have to first make...
  • Pak tests nuclear capable missile Shaheen1A April 25, 2012

    Islamabad: In an apparent reply to the test firing of Inter Continental Ballistic Missile AgniV by India, Pakistan on Wednesday test fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile, Shaheen1A. Shaheen1A, an upgraded intermediaterange ballistic missile, can target all the major cities of North and West India. According to the Pakistani military the...
  • 'US lauds India closing missile gap with China' April 24, 2012

    Washington: 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. It also shows "US is comfortable with Indian progress in the nuclear and missile fields", Lisa Curtis, senior...
  • Pak to launch longrange missile, informs India April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Just days after India successfully test fired its first Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), AgniV, Pakistan has said that it plans to conduct a longrange missile test. The neighbour has informed India that it plans to conduct a longrange missile test in the Indian Ocean over the next five...
  • India cut AgniV range under NATO pressure: China April 23, 2012

    Beijing: Continuing its tirade against the successful launch of AgniV, Chinese state media accused India of buckling under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) pressure to cut down the missile's range from 9,000 kilometres to 5,000 kilometres. The staterun Global Times which derided the missile even before it was launched saying...
  • India all set to develop reusable rockets: DRDO April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: After the successful launch of AgniV InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), India is all set to develop reusable rockets which will combine the technologies of both ballistic and cruise missiles. As part of plans to develop reusable ballistic missiles, Defence Research and Development Organisation will test indigenously developed scram jet...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on Mamata Banerjee and the cartoon row April 22, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about the AgniV missile test fire and IIT Madras' attempts at curbing sexual harassment on campus. ...
  • Agni launch proves no policy paralysis: Congress April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: With Opposition alleging "policy paralysis" in the government after Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu's controversial remarks on economic reforms, the Congress on Saturday tried to stave off the attack by citing the successful launch of AgniV. "The missile test clearly indicates that this is a government, which is not diffident...
  • Meet Tessy, the woman who led team Agni April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: India's 'Agni Putri', Tessy Thomas, the woman behind the successful test firing of the country's first inter continental ballistic missile AgniV, says she doesn't mind the nickname given to her, as far as it is with affection. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Thomas said that when she started her career...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Tessy Thomas April 20, 2012

    Tessy Thomas leads a team of 400 scientists at the DRDO where she has been working for past 20 years. ...
  • No cap on Agni missile project: India April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the success of its longrange AgniV ballistic missile test, India on Friday said it will not "cap" its threedecadeold programme and continue to develop more missiles in the series with modern, latest technologies. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director General Dr VK Saraswat told a press...
  • AgniV reflects political will of UPA: Congress April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The successful launch of AgniV reflects the technical prowess of India and the government's will to expand its strategic parameter, Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters in New Delhi on Friday. "At another level it reflects and underscores the political will of the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government to...
  • AgniV's range is 8,000 km: Chinese expert April 20, 2012

    Beijing: Chinese experts feel that there is more to India's successful longrange nuclearcapable missile AgniV than what New Delhi is saying. A Chinese researcher said the missile "actually has the potential to reach targets 8,000 kilometers away". Du Wenlong, a researcher at China's PLA Academy of Military Sciences, told the Global...
  • After India fires missile, China calls for Nsecurity April 20, 2012

    New York: China has called on the international community to work together in promoting international nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear disarmament and nuclear security. The statement came Thursday, a day when India successfully testfired a longrange nuclearcapable ballistic missile. Li Baodong, the Chinese permanent representative to the UN, who took the floor at an...
  • US contrasts India's 'solid' record with N Korea April 20, 2012

    Washington: Refusing to criticise India for the launch of its longrange nuclearcapable missile AgniV, the United States has contrasted New Delhi's "solid nonproliferation record" with that of North Korea. "I would simply point out, because comparisons have been made to the DPRK (North Korea) and its actions, that India's record stands...
  • India ups the stake in strategic missile race with AgniV April 20, 2012

    The test of AgniV not only demonstrates India's technological capability, but also the intent to deter real and potential adversaries. ...
  • News 360: India successfully test fires AgniV April 19, 2012

    India on Thursday test fired its most powerful longrange missile AgniV successfully giving India the muchneeded muscle and a strong deterrence against China. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 19, 2012

    India test fires its most powerful longrange missile AgniV. Three dead as 18 people fall from Mumbai local due to overcrowding. ...
  • Is India well behind its neighbours in missile race? April 19, 2012

    India on Thursday test fired its first inter continental ballistic missile AgniV. ...
  • India enters elite ICBM league with AgniV April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: AgniV, India's newest strategic missile, on Thursday took its first successful flight and India joined a select club of nations with such technology. AgniV's five thousand kilometer range puts all of Asia within reach plus much of the Indian Ocean, parts of Africa and Europe. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • AgniV, INS Chakra give India a deadly punch April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: AgniV, the 5000km range surfacetosurface InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads, has catapulted India into an extremely select club of countries possessing such a deadly weapons platform. AgniV gives India the muchneeded muscle and a strong deterrence against its nucleararmed adversaries as the missile...
  • AgniV: China reacts cautiously; says India not rival April 19, 2012

    Beijing/New Delhi: Reacting cautiously to India's test of AgniV missile, China on Thursday said the two countries are not rivals and enjoy "sound" relations though the sources in the Chinese establishment feel that the launch can give rise to another round of arms race in the region. ...