India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile

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NEW DELHI:India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700km away, reported Times of India.

The test was conducted as part of a training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army, defence officials quoted by ToI said.

"The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island," ToI quoted defence officials as saying.

The official declared the trial as successful and added that the launch of the intermediate range single-stage missile was undertaken as periodic training activity by SFC to further consolidate operational readiness.

The Agni-I missile is said to be equipped with a sophisticated navigation system which allows it to reach a target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

Officials claim that Agni-I, weighing 12 tonnes, was designed to carry a payload of more than one tonne. Its strike range can be extended by reducing the payload

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