India Successfully Test-Fires Next-Generation Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P
Deexa Khanduri. Sputnik International
11:59 GMT 28.06.2021
Last year, DRDO had left the world stunned after launching 12 missiles within six weeks in September and October. India's state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation, this year, plans to induct its longest-range, most potent nuclear-capable ballistic missile, the Agni series, into the armed forces.
India on Monday successfully carried out the test-firing of a new missile in the Agni series off the coast of the Indian state of Odisha. Initially christened "Agni Prime", the missile has a strike range capability between 1,000 km to 2,000 km.
"Various telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile. The missile has followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy", DRDO said in a statement.
Last Friday, the DRDO successfully test-fired an extended range version of the domestically-developed rocket, Pinaka, at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The last missile technology tested from the ITR off the Odisha coast on 5 March was Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) to help India develop long-range air-to-air missiles.
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