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India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile

India On Tuesday Successfully Test Fired Indigenously Built Nuclear-capable Intermediate Range Agni-I Ballistic Missile From Odisha Coast.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 22 Nov 2016, 12:02:35 PM
Agni-I, Nuclear-capable intermediate range ballistic missile - File Photo

New Delhi:

India on Tuesday successfully test fired indigenously built nuclear-capable intermediate range Agni-I ballistic missile from Odisha coast.

The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10.10 AM from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island), defence officials said.

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 tillthe missile hit the target area with accuracy, they said.

Agni-I missile is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision. The missile, which has already been inducted intoarmed forces, has proved its excellent performance in terms ofrange, accuracy and lethality, they said.

According to reports, the test was very successful as the medium-range ballistic missile hit the target in time. The 1200-kg weight Agnin-I has the capacity to carry arms and nuclear arms ranging between 750 kt to 1,250 kg.     

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First Published : 22 Nov 2016, 11:50:00 AM