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AGNI-I test fired from Chandipur’s ITR

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Balasore : The indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile was test fired successfully from mobile launcher pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) here in Chandipur on Tuesday.

The surface to surface missile can hit targets 700 km away and can carry nuclear as well as conventional weapons. It is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which enables it to hit its targets with maximum accuracy and precision.

Weighing 12 tonne, the missile is capable of carrying a payload of about one tonne.

The high-tech Agni-I was developed by DRDO in collaboration with Defense Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat while inaugurated by Bharat Dynamics Limites, Hyderabad.

The test fire today was successful and was a part of training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army, a defense official said.

Agni-I was developed by a premier missile development laboratory of DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

The missile which has already been inducted into the Indian army was last successfully test fired on March 14, 2016.

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