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India successfully test-fire nuclear-capable ballistic missile “Agni Prime” from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast

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Monday, 28 June 2021 (14:14 IST)
Balasore:The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully flight-tested a New Generation Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Agni Prime from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

 
DRDO sources said the new nuclear-capable Agni Prime missile, a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles and fully made up of composite material, was successfully test-fired at 1055 hours.
 
The missile followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy.
 
Agni P is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles. It is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km can carry a payload of around 1,000 kg or a nuclear warhead.
 
The two-stage and solid-fuelled missile will be guided by inertial navigation systems based on advanced ring-laser gyroscopes.
 
Both stages have composite rocket motors and guidance systems are equipped with electromechanical actuators.
 
The missile could be fired from both road and rail-mobile launchers. It weighs less than that of the previous variant due to the integration of new technologies.

Defence Minister Rajnath congratulates DRDO for successful test fire of Agni P missile
 
Congratulating the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) for conducting successful test fire of new generation ballistic missile Agni P on Monday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that this would further strengthen India's ‘Credible Deterrence’ capabilities.
 
“Congratulations to Congratulations to @DRDO_India for the maiden successful flight test of Agni P, advanced variant of Agni class of missiles. I compliment the efforts of the team behind this mission”, he said in a tweet message.
 
He also said that many advance technologies including Composites, Propulsion Systems, innovative Guidance and Control mechanisms and state of the art navigation systems have been introduced.
 
DRDO has successfully flight tested a nuclear capable new generation ballistic missile Agni P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore at 1055 hrs today.
This is a new generation advanced variant of Agni class of missiles. It is a canisterised missile with range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 kms.(UNI)

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