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Agni-1 missile test fired from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast

Nov 8, 2013 17:00 IST

India successfully test fired the indigenous Agni-1 missile from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on 8 November 2013. The user trial of the 12 ton bomb was conducted from Chandipur in Balasore district of Odisha.

The surface to surface missile Agni-1 was launched from a mobile launcher. It can travel a distance of 700 kilometers. The 15 meter long missile can carry a payload of 1000 kilogram. It has a specialized navigation system that ensures it to reach the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

Agni-I was developed by the advance systems laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of the DRDO and was collaborated with the Defence Research Development Laboratory and the Research Centre Imarat and integrated by the Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

The sophisticated Agni-1 was for the last time was successfully carried out on 12 December 2012 from the same place.

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