DRDO successfully tests Agni Prime missile 'Agni P'

DRDO successfully tests Agni Prime missile 'Agni P'

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NEW DELHI: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test-fired the new nuclear-capable Agni P from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore at 1055 hrs.

The Agni P missile is a next-generation upgraded version of the Agni missile series.

The missile was tracked and monitored by several telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast. It followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy, said DRDO in a statement.

The Agni P is a canisterized missile with a range of 1,000 to 2,000 kilometers that can be fired from trains or roads and stored for longer periods of time. It can be carried across the length and width of the country, depending on the circumstances.

In the Indo-Pacific, the new Agni P may be used to attack hostile warships.

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It also has the same technology as the Agni-IV and Agni-V, which have a 4000-kilometer range and a 5000-kilometer range, respectively.

Congratulating DRDO on its achievement Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on Twitter, "Another milestone achieved by @DRDO_India Congratulations to team DRDO for the successful launch of Agni Prime missile today. Agni-P hits targets up to a range of 2K km & is very short & light, hence enabling armed forces with much more flexibility in terms of use."

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Published On: Jun 29, 2021