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Agni P Ballistic Missile successfully tested

Published: 5th Jul, 2021

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile ‘Agni P’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha.

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile ‘Agni P’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha.

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What is Agni P Ballistic Missile?

  • Agni P is a new generation advanced variant of Agni class of missiles.
  • It is a canisterised missile.
  • It is transported by a truck and launched via a canister.
  • Its range capability lies between 1,000 and 2,000 kms.
  • It is a strategic and conventional.
  • It is thermobaric and uses oxygen from the surrounding air to generate a high-temperature explosion.
  • With two stage solid fuel system, Agni P is a new generation nuclear capable ballistic missile.
  • It is developed under the project Agni I Prime.

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  • Agni-missiles are designed & developed by DRDO and inducted into Services to act as deterrence & meet the country’s security requirements.

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