INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRES AGNI PRIMEMISSILE OFF ODISHA COAST
The sleek missile of the Agni series was test-fired from a mobile launcher off the
Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha at 10.55 am, said a DRDO source.
New Delhi; 28th June, 2021
In a bid to strengthen the missile power ,India had successfully test fired the upgraded version of
Agni category missile. The upgraded nuclear warhead capable missile is named as Agni-P
(Prime).The DrDO official said that it was test fired off the coast of Odisha on Monday i.e 29th
The missile has the capable of firing from land to land with a range of 2000 km and it acts as a
serious threat to China, which has been causing increased tension on the Ladakh border.The
upgraded version is much more lighter and is easily be put in place in tough terrain.Congratulating
DRDO, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Many advanced technologies including composites,
propulsion systems, innovative guidance and control mechanisms and state-of-the-art navigation
systems have been introduced. The Agni-P missile would further strengthen India's credible
deterrence capabilities,” Mr. Singh said on Twitter.
This is DRDO’s second test firing in the week after the earlier test firing of Pinaka missile, which
was also the upgraded version of the earlier missile.Agni class of missiles are the mainstay of
India’s nuclear launch capability which also includes the Prithvi short range ballistic missiles,
submarine launched ballistic missiles and fighter aircraft. The longest of the Agni series, Agni-V, an
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) with a range of over 5,000 km, has already been tested
several times and validated for induction.
Written by Amil Geo Tom
Research Intern, Stambh Organisation India