Nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-I was successfully test fired on 14th March from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Odisha’s Abdul Kalam Island. The intermediate- range-surface-to-surface missile, developed indigenously by DRDO, can carry a one tone payload and is capable of hitting a target 700 km away.
Agni-I is a mediul-range ballistic missile developed by DRDO of India under theIntegrated Guided Missile Development Program. It is a single-stage missile developed after the Kargil War to fill the gap between 250 km range of Prithvi-II and 2,500 km range of Agni-II. It was first launched on January 25, 2002 from a road mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Wheeler Island. The 15 metre tall Agni-1 missile, weighing about 12 tones, is capable of carrying both conventional as well as nuclear warheads of 1,000 kg.