India test-fires Agni-I ballistic missile

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Agni-I ballistic missile test-fired
Balasore (Odisha), Nov 8: India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army.

The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 0933 hrs from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here.

"The test-fire of the ballistic missile was fully successful," ITR Director M V K V Prasad said. "Agni-I missile was launched by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC)," he said, adding the DRDO developed medium-range ballistic missile from the production lot was launched as part of regular training exercise by the armed forces.

PTI

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