Bhadrak: India carried out its first night trial of the nuclear capable Agni-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Saturday. It was carried out from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range at the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast 7.20 pm, Defence sources said.
The trajectory of the missile is being monitored and the outcome of the trial is awaited, the sources said.
The missile has a strike range of over 3,500 km. The flight test of the intermediate range was part of a user trial by the Army, the sources said.
The missile, which has a length of 17 m, diameter of 2 m and launch weight of around 50 tonnes, has been already inducted into the Armed Forces, the Defence sources said.
The trial was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army with logistic support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at launch complex-4 of the ITR .