India on Monday successfully carried out the test-firing of a new missile of the Agni series known as Agni-Prime, off the Odisha coast.
The missile was test-fired at 10.55 am on Monday. In a statement, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said that the ‘canisterised” Agni-Prime, which is made up of composite material, is capable of carrying nuclear weapons and has a range between 1,000 and 2,000 km.
Agni-Prime is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles. The new nuclear-capable missile is fully made up of composite material and it was a textbook launch, said Government Sources.