Agni-1 successfully test fired

    • India on February 6, 2018 successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range off the Odisha coast.
    • The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was launched as a part of a periodic training activity by the Strategic Forces Command of the Army to consolidate operational readiness.
    • The state-of-the-art missile was launched around 8.30 am from a mobile launcher at of the Integrated Test Range at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island.
    • The missile, which has already been inducted into the armed forces, has proved its performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality.
    • Weighing around 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg and is capable of hitting a target beyond 700 km.
    • The missile is also capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

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