New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday lauded the test of Agni-V missile that can hit targets as far as China’s Beijing and the launch of the Risat-1 satellite that can keep a watch over India in all weather conditions as major achievement of his government.
Releasing his government’s performance report on its third anniversary at a dinner hosted at his Race Course Road residence here, Manmohan Singh said it “saw the flawless test launch of the Agni-V long range ballistic missile and the successful fabrication and launch of the Risat-1 satellite, which can take images even in cloudy weather”.
“I congratulate our scientists for these great achievements.”
India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had tested Agni-V, the long range ballistic missile capable of reaching Beijing and Shanghai in China, on April 19, from the Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed Risat-1 in orbit on April 26.