India successfully test fires Nuclear-capable Agni-I missile
New Delhi: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired indigenously built Agni-I missile. The missile was test-fired by Strategic Forces of Command (SFC).
The missile carries the ability to hit a target 700 km away.
“The launch was undertaken as periodic training activities by SFC of Indian Army to further consolidate operational readiness," said Defence officials.
Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister; and Director-General, Missile & Strategic Systems, DRDO, and other top officers of the SFC marked their presence in the program.
Agni-I missile weighs 12 tonnes and is 15 metres long,
The missile’s trial was tracked by telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments, battery of radars and naval ships before it had hit the target.
The last trial of Agni-I took place on March 14, 2016.
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