India going to have cutting-edge new short-range Ballistic Missile Agni-1P developed by DRDO #Hindustan360
India is developing a brand new short-range, ballistic missile called the Agni-1P, equipped with cutting-edge technologies. This will replace the old Prithvi and Agni-1 missiles that are still the workhorses of our land-based nuclear deterrent. View more at #Hindustan360.
The Agni-1P will have a range of 300-700 kilometres, which matches the ranges of the Prithvi and Agni-1. That would make the Agni-1P predominantly Pakistan-focused, since targets in China are beyond 3,000 kilometres.
|Agni-1P||IRBM||300 – 700 km|
|Agni-I||MRBM||700 – 1,250 km|
|Agni-II||IRBM||2,000 – 3,000 km|
|Agni-III||IRBM||3,500 – 5,000 km|
|Agni-IV||IRBM||3,000 – 4,000 km|
|Agni-V||ICBM||5,000 – 8,000 km|
|Agni-VI||ICBM||8,000 – 10,000 km|
DRDO scientists say the Agni-5 will undergo a final confirmatory test in January. If that goes to plan, the road-mobile, canisterised missile will joins India’s deployed nuclear deterrent.