Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Successful Test of AGNI – 2

17 May 2010 -- The Strategic Forces Command today successfully launched the AGNI A2 missile. The launch was carried out from Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa. The vehicle lifted off at 0918 hrs and was tracked by various downrange stations. All mission objectives have been met. With this launch the Strategic Forces have carried out launch of all three versions of Agni within three months demonstrating their capability.

Dr VK Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister & Secretary, DRDO and Dr Avinash Chander Programme Director, AGNI were present in the Wheeler Island during the mission.

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony spoke to Dr. Saraswat over phone and congratulated him for the successful launch of Agni – 2. Shri Antony conveyed his appreciation for the contribution of the DRDO Scientists to make the endeavour a success.

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