India Tested ‘Agni P’: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni P

India Tested ‘Agni P’: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the new generation nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni P. On December 18, 2021 the DRDO successfully tested nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni P. This is the second time the surface-to-surface missile was tested this year after June 2021.

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India Tested ‘Agni P

Key Points

  • Agni P was launched from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha.
  • Trajectory and parameters of the missile was tracked and monitored by several telemetry, electro-optical stations, radar, and down range ships positioned along eastern coast.
  • Agni P followed textbook trajectory and met all the objectives of mission with high level of accuracy.

About Agni P

Agni P is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile, having a dual redundant navigation and guidance system. It is a medium-range ballistic missile, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as the successor of Agni-I and Agni-II missiles. It is the sixth missile in Agni (missile) series of ballistic missile. The missile can be either transported on train or stored in canister.

First Test of Agni-P

DRDO had successfully test fired the first Agni-P on June 28, 2021, from Abdul Kalam Island. The missile carried two multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV). It is a three-stage solid fuel missile, having the capability of manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle (MaRV).

Second test of Agni-P

Second successful test was conducted on December 18, 2021, from the coast of Odisha at Balasore. It is a two-stage Agni-P missile and has been developed with new propulsion systems. It is the smallest and lightest missile among entire Agni series of ballistic missiles.

What is the range capability of Agni-P ballistic missile?

Capable of striking 5,000 km away – know about the powerful missile: Capable of eliminating an enemy 5,000 kilometres away India has successfully test-fired the new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni P’.

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