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India testfires nuclear-capable ballistic missile 'Agni P'

'Agni P' is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile

Image source: Defence Ministry Image source: Defence Ministry

India successfully test-fired the new generation nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni P’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha on Saturday, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a statement.

“Various telemetry, radar, electro-optical stations and down range ships positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile trajectory and parameters. The missile followed text book trajectory meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy,” it said.

The Agni P is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system. According to the DRDO, this second flight-test has proven the reliable performance of all the advanced technologies integrated into the system.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the defence research agency on the successful flight test and expressed his happiness for the excellent performance of the system.


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