Bhubaneswar: India test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-I off Odisha coast on Tuesday.
Strategic Forces Command of Indian army conducted the user trial of 700 km range Agni-I missile from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore.
The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was launched as part of a regular training exercise by the armed forces, said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources.
The Agni-I missile has already been inducted into the Armed Forces.
The trial reconfirms Army’s readiness to fire it in a short notice, sources added.
Agni-I missile has a specialized navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
It has proved its excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality. Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I can carry payloads up to 1,000kg.