India successfully test-fired the Agni Prime ballistic missile, On Monday morning, from a location off the coast of Odisha. Agni Prime ballistic missile is a more advanced version of the Agni class of missiles.
According to a statement from the Defence Research and Development Organisation, or DRDO, the successful test, began at 10.55 a.m. and was conducted in a manner that can be considered to be a “textbook launch.” This test was conducted at a testing facility on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island which is about 150 kilometres east of Bhubaneswar.
According to sources, the Agni Prime missile is a next-generation, nuclear-capable weapon composed entirely of composite materials. These sources have described it as a rasterized missile with a range of 1,000-2,000 kilometres.
The DRDO statement said that “Various telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile. It followed textbook trajectory… meeting all mission objectives with a high level of accuracy.”
The DRDO had successfully test-fired an extended range version of the indigenously developed ‘Pinaka’ rocket. This test fire was done from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha, two days ago.
A total of 25 ‘improved pinaka’ rockets were fired in rapid succession from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) towards targets at various ranges.
Currently, Indian scientists are working to develop their own missiles in India. This would then enable them to stop relying on foreign countries. This new mission comes as a part of Make in India Drive. Many of these missiles are currently sought for on the international market. Many countries throughout the world are now interested in purchasing Indian missiles. A lot of these missiles are built using local skills and knowledge.