Agni Prime

Context: The new generation ballistic missile ‘Agni Prime’ was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha. About Agni-P:
  • Agni-P is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant nuclear capable ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system.
  • It has a range between 1000 to 2000 km and was tested for the first time in 2021. 
  • It is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
  • It is lighter than all the earlier Agni series of missiles.
  • This successful flight test has paved the way for the induction of the system into the Armed Forces.
  • It is designed & developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Additional Information: Other Ranges of Agni Missiles:
  • Agni I: Range of 700-800 km.
  • Agni II: Range more than 2000 km.
  • Agni III: Range of more than 2,500 Km
  • Agni IV: Range is more than 3,500 km and can fire from a road mobile launcher.
  • Agni-V: The longest of the Agni series, an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) with a range of over 5,000 km.
Source: The PIB
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