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Prez, PM congratulates DRDO on Agni-V test-firing

India Blooms News Service | | 31 Jan 2015, 04:31 pm
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IBNS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated DRDO scientists on the Successful Test-Firing of surface-to-surface missile Agni-V.

In his message to  Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director-General, DRDO, the President said, “I extend hearty congratulations to all those associated with the successful test-firing of the third developmental trial of India’s indigenous Agni-V surface-to-surface missile. "

"I am happy to know that many new technologies relating to navigation and guidance, warhead as well as engine has been tried out in this version. I understand today’s test is also the first time the missile has been tried out in a canisterised version," he said.

"Kindly convey my felicitations to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, and all others involved in this effort. Our nation is grateful for their hard work and proud of their accomplishment," the President said.

Prime Minister saluted the scientists, their efforts fetched for the country a 'prized asset.'

"Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I salute our scientists for their efforts", the PM said.