India successfully test fires Agni-1 nuke missile user trial

India successfully test-fired its home-built nuclear potent Agni-I ballistic missile off Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, Odisha coast.

Highlighting features of Agni-1:

  • Strike range: 700 km
  • Surface-to-surface
  • Single-stage missile
  • Powered by solid propellants
  • Weighs 12 tonnes, 15-metre-long
  • Carrying capacity: Up to 1000 kg (1 Tonne)
  • With specialized navigation system

Objective behind the launch of Agni-1 Nuke Missile: 

  • To train the army user team to launch the missile.
  • The missile has already been inducted into the Indian Army.

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