Agni

  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-I missile 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenous developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I 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 one-tonne 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 Agni-I missile February 17, 2014

    India is preparing to conduct the first night trial of Agni-I 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 Agni-IV missile off Odisha coast January 20, 2014

    India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV, 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 test-fires 4,000 km-range nuclear capable Agni-IV missile January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India test-fired its 4,000 km-range nuclear weapon capable Agni-IV missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday morning. It is the third test-firing of the missile, which has the second-largest striking range in country's weapon arsenal. Agni-IV missile has been branded as a quantum leap in terms of...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile December 23, 2013

    Balasore: India on Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III 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 surface-to-surface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command...
  • Agni-I successfully test-fired from Odisha coast November 8, 2013

    Agni-I ballistic missile was successfully test-fired 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 surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 0933 hrs from launch pad-4...
  • 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 Agni-II missile successfully test fired April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The medium range, nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-II missile was on Sunday successfully test-fired with a strike range of more than 2,000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 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 Agni-V, has been highlighted by Chinese official media here on January 26. The highlight of the 100-minute Republic Day parade was the display of nuclear-capable Agni-V, capable of striking targets some 6,000 km away, state-run Xinhua news agency...
  • Agni-V to be the star attraction at Republic Day parade January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-V 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 Agni-5 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 stand-off with former Army Chief Gen VK Singh over his age issue and a truck-deal case and was dragged to the Supreme Court. The selection of France's Dassault Rafale for the 126 combat aircraft...
  • India successfully test-fires Agni-I ballistic missile December 12, 2012

    Balasore: Sharpening its missile prowess, India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher at about 8.30 am from launch pad-4 of the Integrated...
  • India to test Agni-I missile on Wheeler Island December 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: India is likely to carry out a test of its home-developed, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha on Wednesday, defence sources have said. The intermediate-range 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 km-range Agni-V. "Don't be impatient. Let the present Agni series stabilise," he said when asked...
  • India test fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile September 21, 2012

    Balasore: Two days after the successful trial of the long-range Agni-IV missile, India on Friday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of 3000 km from an island off the Odisha coast. The indigenously developed surface-to-air 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 make-or-break 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...
  • Agni-IV missile test-fired off Odisha coast September 19, 2012

    Balasore: India on Wednesday test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of about 4000 km from a test range off Odisha coast. It was test launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch complex-4 of ITR at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore, at...
  • India behind China, Pak in missiles race: Report September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: With only 80-100 nuclear warheads as opposed to China's 240 and Pakistan's 90-110, India's military preparedness is not upto the mark. A report by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says that India's missile force too is lagging behind both Pakistan and China. The report also points out that...
  • Agni-III test fire: India puts China on target August 19, 2012

    Balasore: In a bid to induct its first long-range ‘China-specific’ missile in the armed forces, India is contemplating a fresh test-firing of 3,500-km range nuclear-capable Agni-III missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast. Defence sources said preparation for the launching of the country’s most potent missile, Agni-III, has already...
  • No Sequel for Kannada film 'Dandupalya' August 18, 2012

    The event on the completion of successful 50 days,'Dandupalya', under the banner of Apple Blossom by Prashanth and Girish has been cancelled due to protests. 'Dandupalya' received brickbats from the start of the film and at various stages it made news for wrong reasons. The film poster, where Pooja Gandhi...
  • India test-fires Agni-II missile successfully August 9, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: India test-fired its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile on Thursday from the Wheeler island of Odisha coast at 8:45 am. The medium-range missile with a range of over 2,000 km has been already inducted and is part of Strategic Forces arsenal for nuclear deterrence. The two-stage missile, equipped with...
  • India may test fire Agni II missile today August 9, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: India may test fire its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile on Thursday from a base in Odisha, official sources said on Wednesday. The test is likely to be conducted from Wheeler's Island in Bhadrak district, about 200 km from in Bhubaneswar, by army personnel as part of a training...
  • Vikram, Gautam in 'Agni Natchathiram' remake? August 8, 2012

    Attempts are being made by producer Ramesh (of 'Uthamaputhiran' and 'Osthi' fame) to remake 'Agni Natchathiram', and who else than the sons of Prabhu and Karthik can repeat the magic of their respective fathers. If source are to be believed, Prabhu's son Vikram Prabhu, who is making his acting debut...
  • 'Edegaarike' left me in men's world: Sumana July 16, 2012

    In directing Kannada film 'Edegaarike' based on popular writer Agni Sridhar a portion of real life sketch, I was completely in 'Men's World' explains completely relieved Sumana Kitthur on completion of the film shooting. The film 'Edegaarike' picked from the days of Agni Sridhar and Muthappa Rai is delayed but...
  • India successfully tests N-capable Agni-I missile July 13, 2012

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile, with a strike range of 700 km, as part of the Army's user trial from a test range at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile...