A new generation missile of the Agni series called the Agni P missile was tested successfully on Monday from the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam island by the DRDO. The missile test happened at 10:55 in the morning on June 28 off the coast of Balasore in Odisha.
According to the DRDO or Defence Research and Development Organisation, the new Agni Prime is a nuclear-capable ballistic missile. It is launched through a canister and has a range capability of 1000 km to 2000 km. It is an advanced variant of the Agni series of missiles and will provide flexibility to the armed forces of the country during military operations as the Agni P can be easily transported and fired from any required place.
Announcing the success of the Agni P missile’s trial, the defence research agency said, “The missile followed text book trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy. ”
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) June 28, 2021
The missile was tracked and monitored for the entire duration of the test-fire through several telemetry and radar stations present across the eastern coast of India.
The Agni family of missiles includes a series of ballistic missiles from medium to the intercontinental range developed by the state-owned defence research agency DRDO. It includes the Agni 1 with an operational range of 700 to 1200 km and Agni II (2,000–3,500 km), Agni III (3,000–5,000 km), Agni IV (3,500–4,000 km), Agni V (5,000–8,000 km) Agni VI (11,000–12,000 km).