In the wake of a successful launch of the Agni-5 Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), DRDO chief
Dr V K Saraswat today briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the mission and its development programme in the future.
The meeting at the Prime Minister's residence lasted for 30 minutes. Dr Saraswat was accompanied by Agni Project Director Avinash Chandra, who has been involved in the development and the successful launch of the Agni series missiles, DRDO officials said here.
The plus 5000 km-range Agni-5 was launched on Thursday from a test range at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha.
Dr Saraswat, while interacting with mediapersons yesterday, had said that the missile had met all its mission objectives and would be inducted into the service in another two years time.
"Two more tests would be conducted in this year and early next year and after that process will begin to hand over the missile to the Services," he had said.
Congratulating DRDO after the successful launch, the Prime Minister had said that Agni-5 represented another milestone in India's quest of adding to the credibility of its security and preparedness.