India successfully testfires nuclear capable strategic Agni Prime missile

India successfully tested the new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile 'Agni P' from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, the Defence Research and Development Organisation said

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India on Saturday successfully tested the new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile 'Agni P' from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, the Defence Research and Development Organisation said.


According to the reports, the 'Agni P' is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic

missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system. The surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a range of 1,000 to 2,000 km.

"Various telemetry, radar, electro-optical stations and downrange ships positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile trajectory and parameters. The missile followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy," the DRDO said in a statement.

This second flight-test has proven the reliable performance of all the advanced technologies integrated into the system, DRDO said, a lot of new features have been added to the Agni Prime during this test. The missile test met all its mission objectives with a high level of accuracy.

The country had, for the first time on June 28, successfully test-fired its new generation nuclear-capable Agni Prime missile.

DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of the team for the second flight trial with many additional features.

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