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Agni-1 Missile

Recently, a successful training launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Agni-1 was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.

A successful training launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Agni-1, was carried out recently.. By the Strategic Forces Command from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.


About Agni-1 Missile

  • Agni- 1 ballistic missile is a medium-Range Ballistic Missile having range 700–900 km.
  • It is a single-stagesolid-fuel missile.
  • It is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead with an estimated payload of 1,000 kg.
  • The latest upgrade to the Agni-1 missile includes a new guidance system that makes it more accurate and a new warhead that increases its destructive power.
  • It is road-mobile, which gives it a high degree of mobility and makes it difficult for an enemy to target.
  • It was first test-fired in 2002.
  • The Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command first deployed this missile in 2007.
  • The Agni-I originated from India’s 1983 Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

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Operational history

Indian Army regularly conducts user trials of the missile mainly to train the user team to launch the missile. The tests are normally conducted by the [[Strategic Naval Base Command]] (SFC) of the Indian Army with logistic support from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Multiple user trials were carried out since 2018, with the first one being conducted on October 5, 2007, from Wheelers’ Island, and the latest one on November 27, 2015.

On March 14, 2016, another successful user trial was conducted from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island.

The missile has been subjected to multiple successful user trials on 22 November 2016 and 6 February 2018 by the Strategic Forces Command.

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