Rajnath Singh says Agni P missile would further strengthen India's credible deterrence.
NEW DELHI, June 28 (The CONNECT) - Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the maiden successful flight test of Agni P, advanced variant of Agni class of missiles. “I compliment the efforts of the team behind this mission,” he tweeted.
Many advance technologies including composites, propulsion systems, innovative guidance and control mechanisms and state of the art navigation systems have been introduced in the Agni P missile which would further strengthen India's Credible Deterrence capabilities, Rajnath Singh said.
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.
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.