India successfully tests fires Agni-I missile


Bhubaneswar, Nov 22, 2016: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile from the Odisha coast.

The missile was fired at about 10.10 a.m. from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island near Dhamra off Odisha coast, a defence ministry official said.

The launch was part of a training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army.

Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the ballistic missile can hit a target 700 km away.

Agni-I is equipped with a sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

A successful trial of Agni-1 was conducted on March 14.

However, on Monday, India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha.

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 Wefornews Bureau

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