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Why Agni P's successful test is a significant boost for Indian forces

Agni-P, the surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile, developed by the DRDO, can cover 1,000-2,000 kilometres.

June 29, 2021 / 11:10 AM IST
Image of Agni P's successful flight test on June 28 (Image: Twitter/@DRDO_India)

Image of Agni P's successful flight test on June 28 (Image: Twitter/@DRDO_India)

India successfully test-fired its next-generation nuclear-capable Agni Prime missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a statement.

The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher off the Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha at 10.55 am. Its trajectory was monitored by sophisticated tracking radars and telemetry along the coastline.

The nuclear-capable missile, which met all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy, DRDO said in a statement.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO for the successful test, noting that the missile followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy.