India has got another feather in its crown in terms of nuclear missiles. India has today successfully test fired nuclear capable surface to surface short-range ballistic Missile Agni-I.
It was fired from a defence test facility from Odisha coast for an extended range proving its prowess. The missile was launched at 8.30 am on Tuesday.
It has better re-entry technology and manoeuvrability compared to its predecessors. Longest range Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V was test fired from the same test facility before two weeks.
The Agni-I went straight into the sky after the vertical lift and left behind a yellow ribbon behind. Ground radars, telemetry stations and Naval Ships monitored the journey of the missile. The missile test was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army.
The logistic support was given by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The target was set at a distance of 900 km from the test firing facility. The missile was tracked by two naval ships located near the target point.
Officials said that the missile followed all the parameters perfectly and reached the target. The trial confirmed the readiness of the army to use the missile if and when required.