India Successfully Test-Fires Short Range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni-I

February 6, 2018


BALASORE, ODISHA: India today successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-I with a strike range of over 700 km. The missile test was done from a test range off the Odisha coast, defence sources said.

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was launched as a part of a periodic training activity by the Strategic Forces Command or SFC of the Indian Army to consolidate operational readiness, they said.

The state-of-the-art missile was launched at around 8:30 am from a mobile launcher at Pad 4 of the Integrated Test Range at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island, sources said. Describing the trial as a “complete success”, they said that all the mission objectives were met during the test.

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