Thursday, April 19, 2012

Agni-V successfully launched| With over 5,000 km range, Agni V was test-fired at around 0805 hrs from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.
The first test of India's most ambitious nuclear missile, the over 5,000-km range Agni-V, took place early on Thursday morning, a day after it was planned originally.

The test flight of the first-of-its-kind missile was to take place from Wheeler Island at around 2000 hours but it was put off due to safety reasons and bad weather at the test range.
The missile will take 20 minutes to reach its target area in southern Indian Ocean. DRDO has deployed tracking devices and stations all along the route of the test flight to collect data on the missile's trajectory.
The tracking stations will also record the speed and homing in of the missile on to the target.
Agni-5, with a range of over 5000 kms, is a three-stage, all solid fuel powered, 17-metre tall missile with capability to carry various forms of payload.It can be launched from land-based mobile platform and has the capability of hitting multiple targets.The successful test launch of the missile will be a major leap forward for India in the area of military technology and military deterrent capability, making it the fifth country in the world to possess such a technology.
Only the US, Russia, France and China possess the capability to operate an ICBM.Senior military officials and the agencies which had participated in development of the missile were present at the Wheeler Island to witness the test launch.Following the successful test launch, DRDO plans to conduct more such tests of the missile over the next one year after studying and analyzing the parameters achieved in each subsequent trial.On the timeline fixed for fully developing Agni-5, DRDO Chief Dr V K Saraswat had said another one year of testing will be involved.In November last year, DRDO had successfully test fired the 3,500 km range Agni-4 missile giving muscle to India's deterrent capability against the military adversaries. Agni-V missile test fired from Wheeler Island, Odisha. just now as per reports from the channels: India to test fire Agni-V,the 5000-KM version of nuclear capable missile of India is in final phase of testing and is likely to be tested within 24 Hours. India join the league of nations like US, Russia, UK, France and China having ICBMs. The first test of the indigenously designed Agni-5 by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will take place at Wheeler Island in Balasore, Odisha between 9 and 10 am, sources said.DRDO plans to conduct more tests of the missile over the next one year after studying and analysing the parameters achieved in each subsequent trial before its induction into the Armed Forces. Agni 5 missile is 17-metre-long and is a three-stage, solid fuel-powered weapon system with latest navigation systems to accurately hit the target. India already has Agni-3 and Agni-4 intermediate ballistic missile which are capable of hitting a target at more than 3,500 km.
Agni-V, touted as India’s most ambitious strategic missile, will follow last year’s test of the country’s most advanced surface-to-surface missile — Agni-IV.The three-stage Agni-V and the two-stage Agni-IV are poised to add credible deterrence against countries having long-range missiles, Media report said.
Agni-V will feature Multiple Independently-Targeted Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs) with each missile being capable of carrying 3-10 separate warheads.India has  Rs 20,000 crore worth production orders for Akash missile.By 2020, India will be among the leading countries in the missile development,reports experts.
Media  official said that DRDO was trying to set up an independent Centre for Directed High Energy Weapons System which would focus on the use of lasers in weapons system.On ‘Prahar’, he said the 150-km range guided missile was being put into weaponised mode.”It is the most cost-effective missile in its class. Army has shown good interest and we are sure it will get inducted,” the official said.
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Aadaraniiya Pradhan Mantri Ji,
Sadar Namaskar & Jai Sri Ram!
Subject: Ramsetu be declared a National Monument ASAP. It should be in
the hands of GOI ASI and not given to the UNESCO in the name of 'World
(1) As asked by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India to your Government
on March 27, 2012 to make the GOI's stand clear on whether Ram Setu
could be declared a national monument, Vishva Hindu Parishad hereby
requests your Government to reply to the SC in the affirmative as soon
as possible, if the reply is still pending.

(2) Kindly ask your GOI Archaeological Survey of India to declare the
Ramsetu as a monument and site of National importance, in other words,
a National Monument. Also the GOI ASI National Mission on Monuments
and Antiquities (NMMA) that is mandated to prepare database on
monuments and sites be asked to register the Ramsetu as a monument and
site of National importance.

(3) VHP also urges upon the Government of India that in the name of
'World Heritage' the Ramsetu must not be given to an external
organization such as the UNESCO, etc., on which Bharat won't be having
any authority. The Ramsetu should be in the hands of the GOI ASI and
the NMMA should register it as a National Monument and all necessary
decisions in this matter should be taken by the GOI as early as
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Yours in the service of
Maa Bhaarati and Dharma,
Patron, VHP Int'L
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