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Agni Prime : New Generation Ballistic Missile

Agni Prime: New Generation Ballistic Missile

The Agni Prime new generation ballistic missile was successfully test fired off the coast of Odisha.

  • The ‘Agni Prime’ is a two-stage canisterised solid-propellant missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system.
  • The nuclear-capable missile has been designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • The surface-to-surface ballistic missile has a range of 1000 to 2000 km.
  • The Agni Prime missile, the smallest and lightest among the entire Agni series of ballistic missiles.
  • It weighs 50 per cent less than the Agni 3 missile and has new guidance and propulsion systems.
  • In addition, since it is canisterised, it can be launched from rail or road, be stored for longer periods and can be transported as per operational requirements.