Balasore: India successfully conducted the first night trial of nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.
As per reports, the test was conducted from launch pad-IV of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district at 7.18 pm on Saturday.
Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) & inducted into the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army, Agni-III has a strike range of 3,000 km to 5,000 km. The indigenously-developed missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes
Notably, Agni-III of nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile was inducted into the armed forces in June 2011. The missile, which is 17-metre long with two-metre diameter, is powered by a two-stage solid propellant engine and weighs around 2,200 kg.