Nuclear capable Agni-1 ballistic missile test fired successfully
India achieved another milestone when it test fired it's indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile. The much-awaited test fired was concluded from a military base in Odisha.
According to sources, the missile can strike a target 700 km away and can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead. The missile was tested by armed forces from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district.
It is noted that Agni-1 missile has a specialized navigation system, which made it capable of reaching the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
According to sources, Agni-1 is 15 m long with weighing 12 tonns. It is noted that the missile can carry payloads up to 1000 kg.
Agni-1 was developed by premier missile development laboratory of Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and Integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited.
(With inputs from IANS)
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