Earlier this week India successfully test-fired Agni-P, also known as Agni Prime, the next generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile in India’s nuclear arsenal, from defence test facility off Odisha coast.
The missile comes with its own unique technology giving it more accuracy while making it difficult to intercept. With a range of 1,000-2,000 kilometers, the deadly missile is capable of covering vital targets all across Pakistan.
While it is popularly believed that the new missile will replace Prithvi, Agni 1 and Agni 2 series of ballistic nuclear missiles, government sources told ThePrint it will not.
“It is not a replacement for any of the existing missiles. Agni P is part of the Agni series of missiles with new modern features which makes it very maneuverable and increases the accuracy,” a source said. Sources also said the missile was made using the same technology used in the longer-range Agni 4 and Agni 5 missiles.
As soon as India announced Agni Prime successful test the Chinese counterpart start comparing with their DF-21 series aircraft killer ballistic missile. Agni prime is a milestone for India ballistic programme but still 10 years behind from Chinese ballistic missile programme quote by Chinese media.