Vikash Sharma

As part of India’s ‘Mission Divyastra’, the first flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology was successfully test fired from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientists for their successful execution of Mission Divyastra.




The successful test flight of the Agni-5 missile with MIRV technology is said to be a significant milestone as far as bolstering India’s defense strategic capabilities are concerned.

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This will ensure that a single missile can deploy multiple war heads at different locations. 

The project director is a woman and has significant women contribution.

With the test of Mission Divyastra, India has joined the select group of nations who have MIRV capability. 

The system is equipped with indigenous Avionics systems and high accuracy sensor packages, which ensured that the re-entry vehicles reached the target points within the desired accuracy. 

The capability is an enunciator of India’s growing technological prowess.