Agni Prime ballistic missile


  • The new generation ballistic missile Agni Prime was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha.

About Agni Prime ballistic missile

  • This was the first pre-induction night launch conducted by the users after three successful developmental trials of the missile, validating the accuracy and reliability of the system. New Generation Ballistic Missile ‘Agni Prime’ successfully flight-tested from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island, off Odisha. Photo: PIB

    Agni Prime
    Photo: PIB
  • Range Instrumentation like Radar, Telemetry and Electro Optical Tracking Systems were deployed at different locations, including two down-range ships, at the terminal point to capture flight data covering the entire trajectory of the vehicle.
  • Agni-P is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system, according to the DRDO.
  • It has a range between 1000 to 2000 km and was tested for the first time in June 2021.
  • It is lighter than all the earlier Agni series of missiles.
  • Agni series of missiles constitute the backbone of India’s nuclear weapons delivery which also includes the Prithvi short range ballistic missiles and fighter aircraft.
  • India has also completed its nuclear triad and operationalised its second strike capability, with nuclear ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant undertaking deterrence patrols.

Source: TH

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