For All Defence Aspirants Successful Test Firing Of Agni V
Successful test firing of Agni V
India successfully tested its nuclear capable inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), Agni Dr. abdul kalam island (formerly the wheeler island) in Odisha.
Integrated guided missile (ICBM)
It was conceived by Dr.APJ Abdul kalam to enable India attain self-sufficiency in field of missile technology.it was approved by government of India in 1983 and completed in march 2012.
The 5 missile (P-A-T-N-A)developed under this program are: prithvi: short range surface to surface ballistic missile; agni: ballistic missiles with different ranges,i.e agni(1,2,3,4,5) trishul: short range low level surface to air missile;nag:3rd generation anti -tank missile ;akash medium range surface to air missile.
The launch operations were carried out and monitored by the strategic forces command(SFC).
SFC is a part of India’s nuclear command authority (NCA) which was created in 2003 to manage India’s nuclear arsenal.
NCA is India’s nodal authority responsible for command, control and operational decisions regrading India’s nuclear weapons programme.
It has an executive council (headed by national security adviser)which gives input to the political council (headed by the prime minister ). The political council, authorities a nuclear attack if need be.
Agni -V is the most advanced surface -to -surface indigenous built ballistic missile.it is a three stage ,solid fuel 17 metre tall, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tonnes.
Agni-v is a fire and forget missile, which once fired cannot be stopped ,except by an interceptor missile.it has been developed under the integrated guided missile development programmer (IGMSP).