India tests Agni-5 with MIRV; Woman leads Divyastra mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the successful test flight of the Agni-5 missile on Monday. India Successfully Tests Indigenous Agni-5 Missile with MIRV Technology. Mission Divyastra Headed by Woman

| Updated: 11 March, 2024 9:10 pm IST
India Successfully Tests Indigenous Agni-5 Missile with MIRV Technology. Mission Divyastra Headed by Woman

NEW DELHI: India achieved a significant milestone in its defence capabilities with the successful test of Mission Divyastra, marking the maiden flight test of the indigenous Agni-5 missile equipped with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the successful test flight of the Agni-5 missile on Monday. Praising the efforts of the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), PM Modi hailed the first flight test of the indigenously developed Agni-5 missile, dubbed Mission Divyastra.

The project director, a woman, led a team that included significant contributions from women, underscoring India’s commitment to gender-inclusive technological advancements in defence. With this successful test, India joins a select group of nations possessing MIRV capability, further bolstering its deterrence posture and strategic capabilities on the global stage.

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The Agni-5 missile is known for its capability to strike targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with exceptional accuracy. The indigenous development of the Agni-5 missile and its integration with advanced technologies signify India’s growing self-reliance and prowess in defence manufacturing. The MIRV technology enables a single missile to deploy multiple warheads at different locations, thereby exponentially increasing its effectiveness in targeting and neutralizing threats.

Government sources of India told The New Indian this is a significant boost to India’s defence capabilities, “The Agni-5 missile, equipped with indigenous avionics systems and high-accuracy sensor packages, demonstrated impeccable precision as the re-entry vehicles reached their designated target points with unparalleled accuracy. This achievement highlights India’s growing technological prowess and self-reliance in defence manufacturing.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pride in India’s DRDO scientists for their commendable work on Mission Divyastra, emphasizing the significance of indigenous technological advancements in strengthening India’s defence infrastructure. The successful test flight underscores India’s commitment to innovation and self-sufficiency in defence, marking a pivotal moment in the nation’s defence capabilities. In a tweet, he lauded their efforts, “Proud of our DRDO scientists for Mission Divyastra, the first flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology.”

The successful test of Mission Divyastra underscores India’s commitment to bolstering its defence infrastructure through indigenous innovation and technological advancements, solidifying its position as a formidable force in the global defence landscape.

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