India’s DRDO successfully test-fired ‘Agni P’ a new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Monday.
The “Agni P” missile was launched from the Dr. Abdul Kalam island on Monday at 10:55 a.m. (5:25 GMT), off the coast Bay of Bengal.
The missile is a canisterized advanced variant of Agni with a 1,000-2,000 km (620-1,243 miles) range. The missile is said to have hit all targets with a high level of accuracy.
The missile can be launched from rail and road and stored for a longer period and transported all across the country as per operational requirements.
“It can hit targets up to a range of 2000 kms, & is very short & light in comparison with other missiles in this class. A lot of new technologies incorporated in the new missile,” DRDO said in a statement.
The defense minister congratulated DRDO and said – Congratulations to @DRDO_India for the maiden successful flight test of Agni P, an advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles. I compliment the efforts of the team behind this mission.