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May 23, 2024
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India successfully test-fired Agni-prime missile, know about nuclear capable missile

NEW DELHI: India has successfully test-fired an improved version of the nuclear capable of medium-range missiles, the ‘Agni-Prime’ (Agni-P) missile.

According to officials, this ballistic missile was test-fired from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast at 10.45 am on Friday, which was successful.

It is reported that during the test flight, the missile achieved its maximum range and all the test targets were successfully met. With this third consecutive successful flight test of the Agni Prime missile, the accuracy and reliability of the system has been established, Defence official said.

He has told that the success of this missile has been certified on the basis of data obtained from various sources.

Features of Agni-Prime Missile

Developed by DRDO, this missile with two stages and two engines weighs about 11,000 kg. It is capable of carrying a warhead of 1.5 to 3 tonnes. At the same time, it can hit between 1,000 and 2,000 km.

Earlier, two missiles were successfully tested in June and December last year. The surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a range of 1000 to 2000 km.

The specialty of this missile is that it can also be transported from one place to another via road. It uses solid fuel.

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