The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the new generation nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Agni P’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha at 11 am Saturday. Various telemetry, radar, electro-optical stations and down range ships positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile trajectory and parameters.
The missile followed text book trajectory meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy, the Union Science and Technology Ministry said in a PIB release.
The Agni P is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system. This second flight-test has proven the reliable performance of all the advanced technologies integrated into the system.
Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful flight test and expressed his happiness for the excellent performance of the system.
Secretary Department of Defence R&D and chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of the team to have done the second development flight trial with many additional features and congratulated the consecutive success within the same calendar year, the release stated.