DRDO, SFC successfully flight-tested Agni-Prime ballistic missile

New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) The new generation ballistic missile, Agni-Prime, was successfully flight-tested from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.

The flight-test was conducted by Strategic Forces Command (SFC), along with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at around 1700 hrs on Wednesday, an official statement said on Thursday.

The test met all the trial objectives, validating its reliable performance, as confirmed by the data captured by a number of range sensors deployed at different locations, including two downrange ships placed at the terminal point.

The launch was witnessed by the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Strategic Forces Command, and senior officials from DRDO and the Indian Army.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, while congratulating the DRDO, SFC, and the Armed Forces for the successful test, said that the successful development and induction of the missile will be an excellent force multiplier for the Armed Forces.

Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat appreciated the efforts of SFC and DRDO for the successful flight test.

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