India Successfully Test Fires Ballistic Missile Agni 1


Balasore: India successfully test-fired indigenously developed short-range, nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday.

The test was conducted by the Strategic Force Command of the Indian Army at 8:30 am on Tuesday.

The Agni 1 missile, which has a strike range of over 700 km, was launched from a mobile launcher at Pad 4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island.

The indigenously developed missile weighs around 12 tonnes and can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg.

The Agni-I was developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) in collaboration with the Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL) and the Research Centre Imarat (RCI). The missile was integrated by the Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

The ASL is the premier missile development laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).