Balasore: India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P, from the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast at Balasore.
According to a press release issued by the government, the progress of the missile in flight was monitored by a number of radar and telemetry stations positioned all along India’s Eastern coastline.
DRDO said the new generation Agni missile met all levels of mission objectives with very high accuracy while remaining on an expected trajectory.
The Agni class of missiles are long-range, surface-to-surafce missles capable of nuclear payloads. Agni-I was first successfully tested in 1989 and thereafter became a special component in India’s national defence budget. The missiles were inducted into service on November 2019.]
The new generation Agni P missile is an advanced one among the Agni missiles. The missile is a canisterised one and has a range of upto 2,000 kms.