India Successfully Flight Tests New Generation Agni P Medium Range Ballistic Missile
India Successfully Flight Tests New Generation Agni P Medium Range Ballistic Missile

India Successfully Flight Tests New Generation Agni P Medium Range Ballistic Missile

The India Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore at 1055 hrs on June 28, 2021. Various telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile. The missile followed text book trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy.

Beginning in 2016, Various media organisations have reported that DRDO is developing a successor to Agni-I called Agni-1P with two stages by borrowing the newer technologies from Agni-IV and Agni-V platform to increase accuracy and reliability. It is a new class of missile in Agni Series launched by DRDO which is half the weight of Agni-III and carries an improved guidance package and propulsion system covering a distance of 1000-2000 km.

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Agni-P or Agni-Prime (AgnÄ« “Fire”) is a medium-range ballistic missile being developed by DRDO as a successor for Agni-I and Agni-II missiles in the operational service of Strategic Forces Command with significant upgrades in the form of composite motor casing, maneuverable reentry vehicle alongwith improved propellants , navigation and guidance systems. It is a canisterised missile with range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 kms.

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