India has successfully tested the new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni P’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, the Defence Research and Development Organisation said. The ‘Agni P’ is a two-stage, canisterised, solid propellant ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system.
This second flight-test has proven the reliable performance of all the advanced technologies integrated into the system, it said. The surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a range of 1,000 to 2,000 km.
Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO for the successful missile test and expressed happiness in the excellent performance of the system. DRDO Chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy also appreciated the efforts of the team for the second flight trial with many additional features. The country had, for the first time on June 28, successfully test-fired its new-generation nuclear-capable Agni Prime missile.