Agni

India successfully test-fired the new generation nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni P for the second time from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha at 11:06 am on Saturday.

Various telemetry, radar, electro-optical stations and down range ships positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile trajectory and parameters.

The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), followed textbook trajectory meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy.

The Agni P is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence.

This second flight-test has proven the reliable performance of all the advanced technologies integrated into the system.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful flight test and expressed his happiness for the excellent performance of the system.

The Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D and DRDO chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of the team to have done the second development flight trial with many additional features and congratulated for the consecutive success within the same calendar year.

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