India today has successfully tested a locally built nuclear capability instilled Agni-I missile from the coast of Odisha. The surface-to-surface missile was tested today morning at 9:11 am from the launch pad of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (formerly known as Wheeler Island).
- The missile is capable of hitting any target from a distance of 700 km and was test-fired as part of the training exercise of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) at the Abdul Kalam Island which is 150 km away from Bhubaneswar.
- Agni-I is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the medium range ballistic missile is equipped with highly-developed navigation system to ensure that it accurately reaches the target.
- Agni-I is capable of carrying a conventional payload of 1,000 kg or a nuclear warhead. It was successfully test-fired in November, 2015.