Training Launch Of Short-Range Ballistic Missile Agni-1:
Training launch of Short-Range Ballistic Missile ‘Agni-1’ was carried out successfully from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.
- The launch, carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command, successfully validated all operational and technical parameters.
- The Agni-1 is a Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) developed by India as part of its Agni series of missiles.
- It is the first missile in the Agni series and is designed to be a strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear payload.
- The Agni-1 is primarily intended for use as a deterrent against potential adversaries and is known for its quick response time.
- It is the first variant of the Agni series missiles under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).
- The Agni-1 is a single-stage, solid-fueled missile with a range of around 700 to around 1200 kilometers and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg, making it a short-range ballistic missile.
- It has the capability to carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
- The solid-fuel propulsion system enhances its operational flexibility and reduces launch preparation time.