Bhubaneswar, July 13 -- India on Friday test fired its indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile from Wheeler Island test facility off the Odisha coast, about 200 km east of Bhubaneswar.
The test of the nuclear capable missile having a range of 700 km was test fired at 10.09 am, an official of Integrated Test Range (ITR) of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) said.
Already inducted in the Army, Agni-I was first test fired in January 25, 2002. Since then DRDO has conducted several trials of the missile. It is meant to bridge the gap between indigenously built short-range missile Prithvi and Agni II that has a range of 2000 km.
The test of Agni-I comes after the successful launch of 5000-km range Agni-V on April 19.
Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.