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India successfully test-fires Agni I ballistic missile in operational mode

07 February 2018

India successfully test-fired its locally developed nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni I short-range ballistic missile in its operational configuration to a range of around 900 km off the country’s east coast on 6 February.

Officials told Jane’s that the tri-service Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired the 15 m-long missile carrying a 1,000 kg dummy warhead from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range on Abdul Kalam Island, which is located off the coast of Odisha.

Scientists from the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) responsible for developing the Agni I said that the single-stage, solid-fuel-propelled missile “met all mission objectives”.

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