Fifteen of the 21 people aboard an Agni-Air Dornier 228 died when the 19-seat turboprop twin struck the side of a mountain near Nepal’s Jomsom Airport (VNJS) in the Himalayas on May 14.
India launched its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time on April 19. The Agni V weighs 50 metric tons, is 17 meters long and has a range of 5,000 km. Development has cost $480 million. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) says it will conduct two more validation tests before starting production. The missile is expected to be introduced by 2016, said a defense official.