New Delhi: India on Monday successfully test-fired nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile in an experiment conducted at Abdul Kalam Island, a strategic test range, off Odisha coast. The move strengthens India’s military position with regard to defence of its borders.
Agni-I is capable of carrying conventional warhead as well as nuclear material of up to 1,000 kilograms. The missile can be used for ground-to-ground and ground-to-air purposes for up to a range of 1,000 kilometres.
The missile will be brought in use by the 334 Missile Group at Secunderabad, under the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army.
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