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Agni 1 Missile Test Fired, Part of Army User Trials

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    Agni 1 Missile Test Fired, Part of Army User Trials | India Defence

    India today test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile, with a range of 700 kms, as part of the Army's user trial from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.

    The indigenously developed surface-to-surface single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test fired from a rail mobile launcher at about 1010 hours from launch pad-4 of the ITR, 100 kms off the Orissa coast, defence sources said.

    User of the missile - the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Indian Army - as part of their training exercise, executed the entire launch operation with the logistic support provided by the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) at the ITR, said a DRDO official.

    The missile has a highly specialized navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy, he said.

    The entire trajectory of the missile, which has an operational striking range of 700 km, was tracked by sophisticated radars and electro-optic telemetry stations located along the sea coast and two ships positioned near the impact point in the downrange area.

    Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15-meter-long Agni-1, which can carry payloads up to 1000 kg, has already been inducted into the Indian Army.
     
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    Balasore, Nov 25 (IBNS) An indigenously built nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile, Agni-I, with a flying capacity upto 700-km, was successfully test-fired from India's eastern region on Thursday, scientists and Army officials, who witnessed the testing, said.
     
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