In a big success to India’s move to have a powerful nuclear deterrence, India on Sunday test-fired the Agni-V ballistic missile. The 5000 km range missile was test fired from a silo-based launcher off the Odisha coast.
This was the sixth trial of the missile and achieved all the parameters successfully. The test was aimed at learning to get clearance for the full-fledged production before its induction into the armed forces.
The missile was equipped with indigenous navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro-based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and Micro Navigation System (MINS). Such systems ensured the successful test of the missile.