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DRDO tests Agni-P ballistic missile that can hit targets up to 2000 kms away

Agni-P weighs less than the previous version of the missile as it incorporates newer technology, including that used in 4000-kilometre range Agni-IV missile and 5000-kilometer Agni-V missile.

DRDO tests Agni-P ballistic missile that can hit targets up to 2000 kms away-VPN
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Balasore, First Published Jun 28, 2021, 12:27 PM IST
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The Defence Research and Development Organisation on Monday successfully tested the new-generation nuclear-capable 'Agni-P' ballistic missile from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore, off the Odisha coast. 

The textbook missile test showcased India's prowess in missile technology.

As per the sources in the DRDO, Agni-P or Agni Prime is a new nuclear-capable missile which is fully made up of composite material.

Sources said that the test-firing was conducted at 1055 hours on Monday. 

The missile has a range between 1000 and 2000 kilometres. 

While Agni-I is a single-stage missile, Agni Prime has two stages. 

Agni-P weighs less than the previous version of the missile as it incorporates newer technology, including that used in 4000-kilometre range Agni-IV missile and 5000-kilometer Agni-V missile.

India's first intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-I was successfully test-fired for the first time in May 1989 and inducted into service in 2004. Agni-1 missile has a range of 700 kilometres to 900 kilometres.

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