Night trial of Agni-1 ballistic missile successful

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Oct 2018 09:09:28


BALASORE (Odisha),

A NIGHT trial of India’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-1 ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km was successfully conducted on Tuesday from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army, defence sources said.

The launch of the surface-to-surface missile was undertaken as a part of periodic training activity by the Strategic Forces Command from Dr Abdul Kalam Island to consolidate operational readiness. The trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships from its launch till the missile hit the target area with accuracy, the sources said. The sleek single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was launched on Tuesday at about 8 pm from a mobile launcher from launch pad 4 of the Integrated Test Range.