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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Canister Launch of Agni-V on Saturday

Agni-V cannisterAfter the three-day tour of US President Barack Obama, the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) here is readying for the first canister launch of India’s longest range ballistic missile Agni-V in full operational configuration.

The test is likely to be carried out from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast on Saturday.

Defence sources said, the test was postponed twice -- in December and early January -- due to Obama visit and lack of schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was slated to witness the launch along with the Defence Minister.

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