Agni-5 test fired with MIRV Technology under Mission Divyastra

India successfully conducted the first flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology.

This 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 missile launch carried out under Mission Divyastra (divine weapon), made India's entry into the elite list of the countries that have the capability to deploy MIRV missile systems, including USA, UK, France, Russia and China.

The inception of MIRV technology was done by the United States in 1960s.

Warheads on MIRV technology based missiles can be released from the missile at different speeds and in different directions.