India successfully flight tests new generation ballistic missile Agni-Prime

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New Delhi: Marking a boost to the country’s strategic weaponry, India successfully carried out the test-flight of the new generation ballistic missile Agni-Prime from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The test-flight was conducted on Wednesday evening, according to the Defence Ministry.

Test met all trial objectives

The ministry said that the test met all the trial objectives validating its reliable performance, as confirmed from the data captured by a number of range sensors deployed at different locations. “Strategic Forces Command (SFC), along with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), conducted the successful flight-test of new generation ballistic missile Agni-Prime from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha at around 1900 hours on April 3,” the ministry said in a statement.

Rajnath congratulates DRDO, Armed Forces

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan, Chief of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) and senior officials from DRDO and the Indian Army witnessed the launch. Congratulating DRDO, SFC and the Armed Forces for the successful test, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that the successful development and induction of the missile will be an excellent force multiplier for the Armed Forces. Chief of Defence Staff General Chauhan and Chairman DRDO Samir V Kamat appreciated the efforts of the SFC and DRDO for the successful flight test.

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