India Conducts Successful Training Launch Of Short-Range Ballistic Missile ‘Agni-1’ From Odisha Base
Bhubaneswar: The Defence Ministry on Thursday said that a successful training launch of the short-range ballistic missile ‘Agni-1’ has been conducted from a test range in Odisha.
The training launch was carried out from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. According to officials, the ‘Agni-1’ is a very high precision missile system.
The training launch was carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), an official said, adding it successfully validated all operational and technical parameters.
“The user training launch, carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command, successfully validated all operational and technical parameters,” defence sources said.
In June this year, the training launch of Medium-Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-1 was successfully carried out from Odisha’s APJ Abdul Kalam Island.
The missile is a proven system, capable of striking targets with a very high degree of precision. The user training launch successfully validated all operational and technical parameters of the missile,’ they said.
Several variants of the Agni series of missiles have been launched by India in the past. A nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V, having a strike range of 5,000 km was successfully test-fired in December last year.
The Agni 1 to 4 missiles, which are already deployed, have ranges varying between 700 km to 3,500 km.