Second Agni-III test -1

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Postby Singha » 12 Apr 2007 12:08

no reports as yet on correct splashdown...but meantime AoA.

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Postby Gaurav_S » 12 Apr 2007 12:10

Contratulations to all jingos and to scientists at DRDO.

My soul should live in peace from now. :evil: :evil: :D :) :)

BTW this is from TSP, the Dawn

India tests ballistic missile capable of reaching China BHUBANESWAR, India, April 12 (AFP) India on Thursday test-fired a nuclear-capable medium-range ballistic missile which can reach the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai, defence sources said.(Posted @ 10:45 PST)

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Postby putnanja » 12 Apr 2007 12:10

Agni-III ballistic missile test fired

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Three sophisticated radars, six electro-optical tracking systems and three telemetric data stations, located in the mainland were engaged to monitor the entire trajectory of the missile.

With an improved guidance system, this latest variant of the Agni series of missiles, Agni-III had a diameter of 1.8 metres and length of 16 metres.

The missile, which weighed about 48 tonnes, was meant to support a wide range of warhead configurations with a total payload ranging between 600 kg and 1.8 tonne and featured decoys and other anti-ballistic counter measures, the sources said.
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Agni III test fired successful

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Apr 2007 12:13

All dudes are reporting 300kT weapon ;)

[ur=http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/04/12/ap3604959.htmll]India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile[/url]
Associated Press

By MUNEEZA NAQVI 04.12.07, 2:05 AM ET

India test fired a new missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads across much of Asia and the Middle East, a state government official said Thursday.

An earlier test firing of the Agni III missile had failed when it plunged into the Bay of Bengal short of its target in July last year. There was no immediate comment whether the current test was successful.

The missile was launched from Wheeler Island off the eastern state of Orissa, the state government official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

India's current crop of missiles has been largely intended to confront neighboring archrival Pakistan. The Agni III, in contrast, is India's longest-range missile, designed to reach 1,900 miles - putting China's major cities well into range, as well as targets deep in the Middle East.

It also is said to be capable of carrying up to a 300-kiloton nuclear warhead.

India's missile program, together with its nuclear program and drive for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, is part of its ongoing efforts to establish itself as a world power.

India's homegrown missile arsenal already includes the short-range Prithvi ballistic missile, the medium-range Akash, the anti-tank Nag and the supersonic Brahmos missile, developed jointly with Russia.

Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

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Postby MN Kumar » 12 Apr 2007 12:16

India test fired Thursday a new missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads across much of Asia and the Middle East, an official said


Look at the propaganda part. They are highlighting the Middle east along with China and attributing this statement to an official.

Anyway congrats to all those involved in this test.
India successfully test-fires Agni-III missile
BALASORE: India on Thursday test-fired its nuclear capable intermediate range ballistic missile Agni-III from the Interim Test Range (ITR) at the Wheeler's Island in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast.

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile, blasted off at 10.52 am (IST) from a fixed platform with the help of an auto launcher in the launch complex-4 of the ITR, located about 72 km from here, defence sources said.

The sleek missile vertically roared into the clear sky leaving behind a thick column of white and yellow smoke, eyewitness accounts said.

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Postby putnanja » 12 Apr 2007 12:16

thammu wrote:Agni III test fired successful

http://www.ddinews.gov.in/Homepage/Home ... y/agni.htm


Though the headline says successfull, the details don't mention anything about splashdown. We might have to wait for some more time.

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Postby Singha » 12 Apr 2007 12:21

IBN can barely contain the bile....

New Delhi: India has test-fired the Agni-III ballistic missile from Wheeler's Island in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday.

It is too early to say whether the test has been successful as yet. If the test fails, then it will reflect very poorly on India. It will however be a blessing in disguise for India's neighbours.

Agni-III is a two-stage, solid-fueled missile designed to carry a nuclear warhead over a range of 3,000 km.

A successful test will extend the reach of India's strategic weapons beyond its immediate neighbourhood.

The first test-firing in July 2006 failed apparently because of a defective heat shield. So far, India has a proven missile range of up to 2,000 km with the Agni-II.

Inter-continental missile reach is considered the benchmark in establishing nuclear weapons capability and a successful Agni-III, which is designed to carry a 1.5-ton nuclear bomb, can put India within a threshold of this reach.

The Cabinet Committee on Security had cleared the test-firing of the 3,000-km range, nuclear capable missile.

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Postby Singha » 12 Apr 2007 12:22

it surely cant have failed within range of ground based telescopes or we'd
know by now. lets hope this puppy ran all the way...
by pre-announcing it , they give leverage to DDM to stick knife in if it fails.
better to test then announce...if DDM spies in balasore pick it up just say its
a trishul launch.

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Apr 2007 12:25

RaviBg wrote:
thammu wrote:Agni III test fired successful

http://www.ddinews.gov.in/Homepage/Home ... y/agni.htm


Though the headline says successful, the details don't mention anything about splashdown. We might have to wait for some more time.

If Doordarshan DD-India says successful then it was almost certainly successful.

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Postby Singha » 12 Apr 2007 12:26

if no press release in next 2 hrs about "meeting all mission obj" we can assume the worst.

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Postby MN Kumar » 12 Apr 2007 12:28

Singha wrote:...if DDM spies in balasore pick it up just say its
a trishul launch.


Next day you will see in the news papers:
"India successfully test fired its Surface to Air missile Trishul on Thursday morning. Trishul has a diameter of 1.8 meters." :D

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Postby parshuram » 12 Apr 2007 12:28

gauravsurati wrote:Contratulations to all jingos and to scientists at DRDO.

My soul should live in peace from now. :evil: :evil: :D :) :)

BTW this is from TSP, the Dawn

India tests ballistic missile capable of reaching China BHUBANESWAR, India, April 12 (AFP) India on Thursday test-fired a nuclear-capable medium-range ballistic missile which can reach the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai, defence sources said.(Posted @ 10:45 PST)


tricolour flying high in another Pakistan major newspaper

http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/apr2007-dai ... index.html :) :)

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Postby K_Reddy » 12 Apr 2007 12:30

Still holding my breath for a confirmation of success.

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Postby Nalla Baalu » 12 Apr 2007 12:31

OT: That DDM Vishal Thapar of CNN-IBN rightly deserves eminent company of the Randits (sic) and the Errors (sic). Those bombastic pronounciations & gesticulations (on camera) apart, idiot doesnt add zilch to existing information already out there on a subject.

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Postby UPrabhu » 12 Apr 2007 12:32

So forbidden city no longer forbidden now?

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Postby vinayak_d » 12 Apr 2007 12:34

Looks like middle kingdom is no longer kosher. :lol: :lol: ...Next another PAD test to make the neighbors shit in their pants.

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Postby SaiK » 12 Apr 2007 12:37

cool.. lets wait for the results.

meanwhile, congrats and as told by Arun, it was a 2stage, 3k wala, and not the bigger kind.

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Postby Drevin » 12 Apr 2007 12:38

:lol:

question: 3-stage or 2-stage missile?

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Postby parshuram » 12 Apr 2007 12:38

The test is successful :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Ofiicial press release from ministry of defence

http://mod.nic.in/

Indian scientists today achieved a major milestone in missile technology when they successfully conducted the flight test of the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) – AGNI III from the Wheeler Island, off the coast of Orissa at 10.50 this morning. The 16 meter long missile weighing 48 tonnes, lifted off successfully from its Rail Mobile Launcher System leaving a trail of orange and yellow smoke. The missile which has a range of more than 3000 kms is capable of carrying a pay load of 1.5 Tonnes. The trajectory of AGNI III is computed by the onboard computer system based on the launch and target coordinates. During the flight the missile has no communication with the ground systems and is autonomous and fully `intelligent’ to reach its designated target. With this success, the design team is happy that the problems faced in the previous attempt on July 09 last year has been fully understood and solved.

The entire flight path of approx 15 minutes duration validated all mission objectives primarily to establish the performance of the two stage propulsion in flight and the flex nozzle control system being attempted by DRDO scientists for the very first time. The flight was tracked from ground stations at Dhamra, ITR, Balasore, Port Blair and two Indian Naval ships in the Indian Ocean. Shri M Natarajan, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri made a specific reference to the achievement of high degree of self reliance in AGNI III, as most of the sub systems have been developed within the country with the synergy between DRDO – Industry (both Public and Private sector) and Academia. As per the Mission Director, Shri Avinash Chander, many “firstsâ€

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Postby Drevin » 12 Apr 2007 12:40

nice one ..... and my doubt was answered by Saik ...its 2-stage and 3000km. Arun thanks for all the background information on the agni series ... really kept us well informed.

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Postby krishnan » 12 Apr 2007 12:41

parshuram gets two popins

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Postby Manu » 12 Apr 2007 12:43

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Postby parshuram » 12 Apr 2007 12:44

krishnan wrote:parshuram gets two popins


thanks krishnan i would love 'em with my 2 pionts of beer today :wink:

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Postby vikas_pandey » 12 Apr 2007 12:46

Yo!!! :D :) :twisted:

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Postby JaiS » 12 Apr 2007 12:46

Congrats to :

1. DRDO, for AGNI-III
2. Rahul Shukla, for the initial scoop
3. Arun_S, for making such accurate predictions and scale drawings
4. last but not the least, parshuram for the confirmation of success !

:mrgreen:

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Postby Nalla Baalu » 12 Apr 2007 12:49

Let the poppins rain!

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Postby JaiS » 12 Apr 2007 12:51

What is meant by poppins anyways ? :((

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Postby Singha » 12 Apr 2007 12:52

parshuram are you the parsuram of old I met in havad sq ?
:D

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Postby Austin » 12 Apr 2007 12:53

The 16 meter long missile weighing 48 tonnes, lifted off successfully


Congrats to DRDO , This is awesome news

Arun Sir Congrats , You are a genius , Hats Off to you :)

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Postby Austin » 12 Apr 2007 12:54

Nalla Baalu wrote:Let the poppins rain!


So now , who wants Poppins , Parle is not far from where I am , Can order in Bulk :twisted:

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Postby parshuram » 12 Apr 2007 12:55

Singha wrote:parshuram are you the parsuram of old I met in havad sq ?
:D


No buddy .. i am ex - inidan navy

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Postby Singha » 12 Apr 2007 12:57

JaiS are you abcd ? poppins was part of our childhood...round disk like mint-o but with no hole and made of hard sugar in many colours. made with drdo secret blisk single-crystal tech in a parle factory buried beneath trombay. heavily sanctioned coz its dual use.

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Postby mandrake » 12 Apr 2007 13:00

Singha wrote:JaiS are you abcd ? poppins was part of our childhood...round disk like mint-o but with no hole and made of hard sugar in many colours. made with drdo secret blisk single-crystal tech in a parle factory buried beneath trombay. heavily sanctioned coz its dual use.


:lol:

The range is a bit disappointing, 1,8 tonnes and 3k hmm, 4k would have been nice.

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Postby rsingh » 12 Apr 2007 13:01

JaiS wrote:What is meant by poppins anyways ? :((


Aah this young generation. There was a time we used to do extra page handwriting to get poppins. There used to be a number game in the wrappers. You do that......seniors are impressed.....and you get more 8) .

Anyway kudos to our "Brains". I am just getting unconfirmed reports that a Bakistani was frightened to by roar overhead when he was preparing morning ham for his German wife in South of Indian Ocean. :lol: The yatch not destroyed but the window glass was shattered.
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Postby vinayak_d » 12 Apr 2007 13:02

The MOD statement only says range greater than 3000km. 8000 Km is greater than 3000 km :D .

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Postby JaiS » 12 Apr 2007 13:04

:rotfl:

Bear saab, I am as fob as they come onlee ! I know what poppins 'poppins' is, having visited a manu. plant for the same as a kid and ofcourse being a fan of the same onlee as a kid. I also remember that twas so popular that other competitors also provided cheap duplicate stuff, which was nothing close to the original Parle Poppins.

The reason why I asked was that I thought that as many other words on BRF, it was double meaning onlee. Was unable to relate 'poppins' to the Milforum.

Did Rakesh also sign a poppins contract apart from the mithai contract with BRFees ?

:mrgreen:
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Postby mandrake » 12 Apr 2007 13:06

rsingh wrote:
JaiS wrote:What is meant by poppins anyways ? :((


Aah this young generation. There was a time we used to do extra page handwriting to get poppins. There used to be a number game in the wrappers. You do that......seniors are impressed.....and you get more 8) .



I nkow poppins :lol: parle poppins :P

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Postby Nalla Baalu » 12 Apr 2007 13:08

Pleej to note from PIB report above that the fat lady is good to go onlee. But an earlier PTI report claimed a fixed launch platform though.

The 16 meter long missile weighing 48 tonnes, lifted off successfully from its Rail Mobile Launcher System leaving a trail of orange and yellow smoke.


Added later: Pardon my exuberance onlee. I recall the very first pictures of Agni-III from DRDO HQ inaugeration were of the missile on rail-mobile-launcher. :oops:
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