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India successfully test fired Agni -I ballistic Missile

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In a move to strengthen our defence, India today successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear-capable intermediate range Agni-I ballistic missile.

  • Target700 km
  • Launched fromOdisha coast
  • Developed by: Advanced Systems Laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of (DRDO) in collaboration with Defence Research Development India successfully test fired Agni -I ballistic MissileLaboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad

Features of the Missile

  • The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile is powered by solid propellants
  • Agni-I missile is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • It weighs 12 tonnes and 15-metre-long
  • It is designed to carry a payload of more than one tone and strike range can be extended by reducing the payload

Trial and launch

  • The last trial of Agni-I was conducted on November 27, 2015 base was successful
  • The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 9.15 AM from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island)
  • The trial formed part of training exercise by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army
  • The trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships from its launch till the missile hit the target area