PM Modi Praises Mission Divyastra, First Test Flight Of Agni-5 MIRV Missile

PM Modi Praises Mission Divyastra, First Take a look at Flight Of Agni-5 MIRV Missile

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The weapon system has A number of Independently Targetable Re-entry Car (MIRV) know-how. (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi as we speak introduced the event of “Mission Divyastra” — an indigenously developed, landmark weapons system that alters the nation’s geopolitic and strategic place and considerably adjustments the scenario in southeast Asia. The Agni-5 MIRV missile, developed by defence analysis centre DRDO for over a decade, took its first flight as we speak.

The brand new weapon system has A number of Independently Targetable Re-entry Car (MIRV) know-how, which ensures {that a} single missile can deploy a number of warfare heads and hit targets at totally different areas concurrently.

The know-how is at the moment possessed by a handful of countries and with its check, India has joined the choose membership, stated authorities sources. MIRVs have been developed by the US, UK, Russia, France and China.

“Pleased with our DRDO scientists for Mission Divyastra, the primary flight check of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with A number of Independently Targetable Re-entry Car (MIRV) know-how,’ PM Modi posted on X, previously Twitter.

Whereas growing a ballistic missile is a troublesome ask, growing one which carries a number of warheads that may be launched in numerous instructions is a extremely difficult activity.

An MIRV payload entails a single missile carrying upto 10 nuclear warheads, every programmed to hit a separate goal.  This implies optimum use of a single missile and offers India the potential of concentrating on adversaries within the east and west concurrently inside 5,000-plus km.

To make this efficient, the system can be geared up with indigenous avionics methods and excessive accuracy sensor packages, which be certain that the re-entry automobiles precisely attain the goal factors, sources stated.

It’s suspected that the weapons system was examined inside a spread of three,550 km, owing to the announcement of a no-fly NOTAM — that means discover to airmen — in that vary.

Agni has been a part of India’s arsenal for the reason that Nineties. Although India has performed a number of assessments on Agni-5 over the previous couple of years, the brand new know-how takes the nation’s second-strike functionality to an entire new degree, sources stated.

Sources stated the undertaking was headed by a lady, whose identification isn’t but disclosed.

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