INDIA FIRES AGNI PRIME MISSILES

India successfully test-fires Agni prime missiles on Monday 28 June 2021. It is an advanced variant of the Agni class missiles with the capability between 1000-2000 km range. The variant of the Agni series was test-fired from a mobile launcher off the Abdul Kalam Island on the coast of Odisha on Monday at 10.55 am. The trajectory of the missile was monitored by highly sophisticated radars and telemetry along the coast line. These missiles have been designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

These missiles are capable of carrying nuclear weapons and have high level of accuracy for precision strike, which helps to meet all mission objectives. This is a two-stage solid fuel missile that can be stored in a hermetically sealed tandem twin canister launcher for cold launch. It can also be transported by road and rail. Both the stages of Agni-prime missiles are made up of composite material, so as to reduce weight. It also carries an improved guidance system for travelling a wide range. One of the major objectives for the development of these missiles is to achieve maximum maneuverability against missile defence system.

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