India successfully test fires nuclear capable Agni-Prime missile off Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: India on Monday successfully test fired the new missile of the Agni series called as Agni-Prime, from a defence facility off Odisha coast.

The new ballistic missile Agni Prime was test fired from launchpad No-4 of Abdul Kalam Island at 10.55 am.

According to government sources, the new nuclear-capable missile is fully made up of composite material and it was a textbook launch.

“Various telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile. It has followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy”, revealed a DRDO officials.

The new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles is a short-range ballistic missile. It is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 kms.

The missile can be launched from rail and road and can be transported across the country as per operational requirements. The missile can also be stored for a longer period.

The new missile has less weight and is much sleeker than its predecessor.

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