New Delhi: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the indigenously built nuclear-capable intermediate range Agni-I ballistic missile from Odisha coast.

The missile that can hit a target 700 km away was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10.10 am.

According to Defence officials, the launch of Agni was “part of training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army.”

“The launch was undertaken as periodic training activity by SFC to further consolidate operational readiness,” they said.

On March 14, a trial of Agni-1 was successfully conducted from the same base.

 

First Published | 22 November 2016 12:11 PM
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