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India test fires nuclear-capable Agni-I missile

India successfully test-fired home-developed, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile, a report said.



Zee Media Bureau

Bhubaneswar: India on Friday successfully test-fired indigenously-developed, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile, a report said.
The 700-km range missile was fired from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km from here, at about 9.35 am.
The test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian armed forces.

"The test was successful. It was a textbook launch," test range director MVKV Prasad told a news agency.

The missile was launched from road mobile launcher system and reached the target point in the Bay of Bengal. It was tracked by radar, telemetry stations located along the coastline, he said.

(With IANS inputs)

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