India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated the successful flight test of the Agni-Prime ballistic missile from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. 

The planned test, conducted at approximately 1900 hrs on April 3, 2024, showcased the missile’s performance, meeting all trial objectives.

The Agni-Prime’s flight trajectory, tracked by a network of range sensors, including two downrange ships stationed at the terminal point, showed its reliability. The launch event witnessed the presence of dignitaries, including the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Strategic Forces Command, and senior officials from DRDO and the Indian Army.

The border dispute between India and China is a major factor accelerating multiple missile procurement programmes. India is the second-largest spender in the regional MMDS market. According to GlobalData’s “The Global Missiles & Missile Defense Systems Market 2023-2033” report, India is reinforcing its defence capabilities through recent developments in missile technologies.

Minister of Defence Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh lauded the collaborative efforts of DRDO, SFC, and the Armed Forces, emphasising the significance of the successful test in augmenting India’s defence capabilities. He hailed the Agni-Prime as a potential force multiplier poised to enhance the nation’s deterrence posture.

The test comes amidst India’s ongoing advancements in missile technology, including the successful test launch of the Agni-III intermediate-range ballistic missile and the maiden flight of the Agni-5 ballistic missile.

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The successful development and induction of the Agni-Prime ballistic missile marks another moment in India’s quest for self-reliance in defence technology. India also undertook a test of the Agni-Prime ballistic missile in June 2023. 

As geopolitical dynamics evolve, India’s commitment to bolstering its defence capabilities remains strong. The successful flight test of the Agni-Prime is another symbol of the nation’s resolve to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.