DRDO Successfully Tests New Generation Nuclear Capable Missile Agni-P

"Various telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile. The missile followed text book trajectory, meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy," it said.  

Agni P is a new generation advanced variant of Agni class of missiles. It is a canisterised missile with range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 kms.

Earlier, last week, the DRDO has successfully test fired extended range version of indigenously developed Pinaka rocket from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL).  

The enhanced range version of Pinaka Rocket System can destroy targets at distances up to 45 kms.  Twenty-five Enhanced Pinaka Rockets were launched in quick succession against targets at different ranges.  

These rockets were test-fired from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the Odisha coast on June 24 and June 25.  

The Ministry of Defence had said that all objectives were achieved during test-firing. "All the mission objectives were met during the launches. All the flight articles were tracked by Range instruments including Telemetry, Radar and Electro Optical Tracking System deployed by ITR & Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE)," said the Defence Ministry in a statement on June 25.  

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