March 21, 2023

agni: India tests N-capable Agni-Prime missile | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday successfully tested the new-generation nuclear capable Agni-Prime ballistic missile, which has a strike range from 1,000km to 2,000km, from the Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. This was the second test of the two-stage solid propellant Agni-P missile, which has a dual redundant navigation and guidance system, after the first one on June 28.
The Agni-P missile, the smallest and lightest among the entire Agni series of ballistic missiles, will further bolster India’s strategic deterrence capabilities once it is fully operational after a series of “developmental and user trials”. The missile, which was launched at 11.06am , “followed a text book trajectory to meet all mission objectives with high level of accuracy”, a DRDO official. “This second flight-test has proven the reliable performance of all the advanced technologies integrated into the system,” he added. Both defence minister Rajnath Singh and DRDO chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the team of scientists.

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