India test-fires new generation Agni Prime missile

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India successfully tested the new generation nuclear-capable Angi Prime ballistic missile from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, according to an official statement by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

Various telemetry, radar, electro-optical stations and downrange ships positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the Agni P missile’s trajectory and parameters, said DRDO, adding that the missile followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy.

The Agni P is a two-stage canisterized solid-propellant ballistic missile with a dual redundant navigation and guidance system with a range capability between 1,000 to 2,000 kilometres (621-1,242 miles).

It is the smallest and lightest among the entire Agni series of ballistic missiles.—Agencies

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