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Agni-1 Missile

Agni-1 Missile:

A successful training launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Agni-1 was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.

  • Agni- 1 ballistic missile is a medium-Range Ballistic Missile having range 700–900 km.
  • It is a single-stage, solid-fuel missile.
  • It is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead with an estimated payload of 1,000 kg.
  • The latest upgrade to the Agni-1 missile includes a new guidance system that makes it more accurate and a new warhead that increases its destructive power.
  • It is road-mobile, which gives it a high degree of mobility and makes it difficult for an enemy to target.
  • It was first test-fired in 2002.
  • The Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command first deployed this missile in 2007.
  • The Agni-I originated from India’s 1983 Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).