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India successfully test-fire nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni Prime’

The missile followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy.

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Balasore: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully flight-tested a New Generation Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Agni Prime from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

DRDO sources said the new nuclear-capable Agni Prime missile, a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles and fully made up of composite material, was successfully test-fired at 1055 hours.

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The missile followed textbook trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy.

Agni P is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles. It is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km can carry a payload of around 1,000 kg or a nuclear warhead.

The two-stage and solid-fuelled missile will be guided by inertial navigation systems based on advanced ring-laser gyroscopes.

Both stages have composite rocket motors and guidance systems are equipped with electromechanical actuators.

The missile could be fired from both road and rail-mobile launchers. It weighs less than that of the previous variant due to the integration of new technologies.

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