Agni Prime – Successfully test fired by DRDO

On 18 December 2021, DRDO has successfully tested the new generation nuclear capable strategic missile : Agni Prime – Agni P . The Agni Prime Missile has been successfully tested off the coast of Odisha

Highlights

  • DRDO has successfully tested the new generation nuclear capable ballistic missile – Agni-Prime or Agni-P
  • It was tested from the coast of Odisha , Balasore.
  • This was the second test of the Agni-Prime Missile.
  • The first test was in the month of June this year.

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About Agni-P Missile

  • Agni Prime is also know as Agni-P.
  • Agni-P is new generation advanced variant of the Agni Class of Missiles
  • It is a two stage canisterised missile
  • It’s range capability is between 1000 and 2000 km
  • The weight of Agni P is 50% less than Agni 3
  • Agni-Prime can be launched from rail and road and can be stored for a longer period.
  • It can be transported all across the country as per operational requirements.
  • It can be used to target enemy armades in the Indo- Pacific.

Test Details

The First test took place on 28 June 2021 . It was successfully fired from Abdul Kalam Island.
The second test has been done 18 December 2021.It has been successfully fired from the coast of Odisha at Balasore.

About DRDO

  • DRDO : Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • Headquarters : DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi
  • Founded : 1958
  • Chairman and Secretary (as on 19 December 2021 ): G Satheesh Reddy
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