|Mobility and Role||Road-Mobile/surface-to-surface/Short-range Ballistic Missile|
|Warhead Type and Weight||Conventional/2,000kg|
|MIRV and Yield||No MIRV capabilities/20-45kt|
|Guidance System/Accuracy||Inertial/25m CEP|
|Stages/Propellant||Single/Solid & Liquid|
|IOC/Retirement||2004/Still in service|
|Status/Number of Units||Operational/ N/A|
The Agni-I is the first model of the Agni missile family and is a road-mobile, surface to surface, single-stage ballistic missile. With a range of 700km, the Agni-I is a SRBM powered by both solid and liquid propellants that uses an inertial guidance system for an accuracy of 25m CEP. The Agni-I is designed to be deployed from a TEL-vehicle on either road or rail-mobile platforms. The first test of the Agni-1 occurred in 1994 however the missile was not deemed operational by military sources until 2004. Longer-ranged variants of the Agni-I, such as the Agni-II, Agni-III, Agni-IV, and Agni-V, have been developed however they have not replaced the original model. The last Agni-I missile test occurred on November 22, 2016.
After 1994, the Agni was no longer operationally deployed, but instead used for testing purposes. More specifically, the SRBM became a technology demonstrator project to develop MIRV capabilities. However, as the Agni-V succeeded in developing a MIRV-capable ballistic missile, the Agni-I has had to search for new purposes like testing the technical parameters of the Indian Army. The 2016 test-launch, developed and conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organization, was meant to follow a pre-coordinated trajectory tracked by ground radars, telemetry stations, and by naval ships stationed near the target. According to the DRDO, the missile successfully fulfilled its mission objectives. Variants of the Agni-1 pose a larger threat due to their increased range, payload, and MIRV capabilities, however the short to medium-range missile fills the gap between the Privthi and other Agni systems.