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Mission Divyastra

Mission Divyastra:

The Prime Minister of India announced successful maiden flight test of Agni-5 missile with MIRV technology, code-named Mission Divyastra, boosting India’s defence capability.

  • Mission Divyastra the maiden flight test of the locally developed Agni-5 missile with multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology and code named as Mission Divyastra.
  • Agni-5 missile uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine and has a range of more than 5,000km.
  • Agni series has medium to Intercontinental versions of Agni missile systems 1 to 5 with a varying ranges — starting from 700 km for Agni-1 to 5000 km and above for Agni-5.
  • In June 2021, DRDO successfully tested Agni P, a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km.
  • This means that the missile can be launched from road and rail platforms, making it easier for it to be deployed and launched at a quicker pace.