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Nuclear capable Agni Prime missile test fired

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 29, Jun 2021
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  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore
  • 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 km
  • Canisterisation of missiles reduces the time required to launch the missile while improving its storage and mobility, 
  • A canister launch system can be either hot launch, where the missile ignites in the cell, or cold launch, where the missile is expelled by gas produced by a gas generator.
  • Cold launch is safer than hot launch as the ejection system will eject the missile by itself even if there is a missile failure