AGNI

  • I smell malicious intention by DRDO officials, claims former Agni V programme director RK Gupta February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after the project director of nuclear-capable Agni 5 missile programme at DRDO RK Gupta was removed, a letter has surfaced in which he has claimed that he was targeted by former DRDO chief Avinash Chander. "I feel dishonoured the way I was treated. I smell malicious intention....
  • Agni 5 Project Director moved out; alleges victimisation February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another controversy to hit DRDO, the project director of nuclear-capable Agni 5 missile programme RK Gupta has been moved out following which he has complained to the Defence Ministry alleging victimisation. While DRDO sources termed the transfer as "routine", the officer has alleged that he was singled...
  • DRDO improved during my tenure, says former chief Avinash Chander February 2, 2015

    Former DRDO chief Avinash Chander on Monday said that the defence organisation has during his tenure. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Chander said, "We have taken major steps to improve the performance from the last couple of year. We have accelerated the projects, infrastructure and have started delivery." The government on...
  • Cherished every moment of my service in DRDO: Avinash Chander January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day that India took a "giant leap" in its deterrence capability with the successful test launch of the canister-mounted Agni missile, the driving force behind the development of the weapon platform, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, marked his last day at the helm of the agency which...
  • PM Modi lauds scientists for successful test-firing of Agni-V January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed scientists for the successful test-firing of 'Agni V' and said the missile is a prized asset for the country's forces. "Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni 5 missile canister version January 31, 2015

    Balasore: India on Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-5', which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne, from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast. The three stage, solid propellant "missile was test-fired from a...
  • India successfully tests 4,000 km Nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • India successfully tests nuclear capable Agni-IV missile December 2, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test fired its 4,000 km nuclear capable Agni-IV missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The Agni-IV, a strategic missile which can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead, was tested fired at 10.19 am from a launch pad from the Wheeler Island, the...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast November 9, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the...
  • India successfully test fires nuclearcapable AgniI missile September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully testfired its indigenous developed nuclearcapable surfacetosurface AgniI missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said. The missile, which can strike a target 700 km away and can carry a onetonne nuclear warhead, was tested by the armed forces as part of user trial...
  • India successfully conducts night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile April 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India on Friday successfully conducted the night trial of surface-to-surface Agni-I ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, an official said. The missile was launched by the Strategic Forces Command as part of user trial from the Wheeler Island off the coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km...
  • India to conduct night trial of AgniI missile February 17, 2014

    India is preparing to conduct the first night trial of AgniI ballistic missile from a defence base in Odisha, defence sources said on Monday. The indigenously developed surface to surface missile, which can strike a target over 700 km away, would be fired from Wheeler Island off the coast near Dhamra...
  • India successfully test fires AgniIV missile off Odisha coast January 20, 2014

    India on Monday successfully testfired its nuclearcapable strategic missile AgniIV, with a strike range of about 4,000 km, from a test range off the Odisha coast. "The test firing was a total success. The missile travelled its full range," MVKV Prasad, the director of Integrated Test Range, told PTI. It was...
  • India testfires 4,000 kmrange nuclear capable AgniIV missile January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India testfired its 4,000 kmrange nuclear weapon capable AgniIV missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday morning. It is the third testfiring of the missile, which has the secondlargest striking range in country's weapon arsenal. AgniIV missile has been branded as a quantum leap in terms of...
  • India testfires nuclearcapable AgniIII missile December 23, 2013

    Balasore: India on Monday testfired its nuclearcapable AgniIII ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast, defence sources said. The operation of the surfacetosurface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command...
  • AgniI successfully testfired from Odisha coast November 8, 2013

    AgniI ballistic missile was successfully testfired on Friday with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. The surfacetosurface, singlestage missile, powered by solid propellants, was testfired from a mobile launcher at 0933 hrs from launch pad4...
  • 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,...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni V long range missile September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Sunday successfully test fired Agni V from Wheeler Island, the country's most potent nuclear capable ballistic missile. The long range missile can carry nuclear warheads and is capable of reaching deep into China and as far as Europe. Only the UN Security Council permanent members - China,...
  • Second test flight of 5,000 km range Agni-V missile planned September 13, 2013

    Balasore: A second test flight of long range, nuclear capable 'Agni-V' missile might be taken up on September 15 from Wheeler Island on Odisha's coast, if the weather permits. "If everything goes according to plan and weather conditions allow for a smooth launch, the test might be taken up on September...
  • Nuclear capable AgniII missile successfully test fired April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The medium range, nuclear capable surfacetosurface AgniII missile was on Sunday successfully testfired with a strike range of more than 2,000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. "The trial of the surfacetosurface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex4 of Integrated Test...
  • Naveen to direct Kannada movie 'Lakshmi Bar' February 5, 2013

    Son of veteran Kannada actor Srinivasamurthy, Naveen Krishna is aiming to try his hands on direction sometime in the middle of this year. The actor who has already written the script, screenplay and dialogues for his planned venture 'Lakshmi Bar' has been immensely appreciated by two producers. Hvaing a...
  • 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...
  • AgniV to be the star attraction at Republic Day parade January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Long Range Ballistic Missile AgniV and Airborne Early Warning and Control System will be some of the major attractions of the DRDO tableau during the Republic Day parade. DRDO had successfully test fired the Agni5 in April last year and had entered the elite club of nations to...
  • 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 successfully testfires AgniI ballistic missile December 12, 2012

    Balasore: Sharpening its missile prowess, India on Wednesday successfully testfired its indigenously developed nuclear capable AgniI ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast. The surfacetosurface missile was testfired from a mobile launcher at about 8.30 am from launch pad4 of the Integrated...
  • India to test AgniI missile on Wheeler Island December 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: India is likely to carry out a test of its homedeveloped, nuclearcapable surfacetosurface AgniI missile from a military base in Odisha on Wednesday, defence sources have said. The intermediaterange ballistic missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, is likely to be tested from a facility on Wheeler...
  • 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...
  • India test fires nuclearcapable AgniIII missile September 21, 2012

    Balasore: Two days after the successful trial of the longrange AgniIV missile, India on Friday testfired its nuclearcapable AgniIII ballistic missile with a strike range of 3000 km from an island off the Odisha coast. The indigenously developed surfacetoair missile, which can carry a warhead of 1.5 tonne protected by a...
  • Missile technology: where India stands September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) has conclusively got past its crucial makeorbreak stage. The programme, that was envisioned under the leadership of Mrs Indira Gandhi in the late 1970s and was started in the early 1980s, has been further consolidated with an exponentially expanded plan in the...