Agni-III: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Nuclear capable Agni-III ballistic missile fails in maiden night trial

Published: December 2, 2019

The first night trial of long-range nuclear capable Agni-III surface-to-surface Ballistic Missile was carried out at Integrated Test Range (ITR) at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. However, the Agni-III missile’s maiden night trial ended in ‘failure’. It is not the first failure of Agni series missile as in the past, two other variants ..

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Pakistan conducts test launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘‘Shaheen-I’

Published: November 18, 2019

On 18 Nov, Pakistan conducted a successful test launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Shaheen-I’ missile capable of delivering all types of warheads up to 650 kilometres. The launch was held as part of a training exercise “aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command. The objective of the launch was at ..

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India completes Agni II test fire successfully

Published: November 17, 2019

India on November 11, 2019, conducted its first night trial of AGNI II missile successfully. It is the first night trial being tested by the country. The nuclear capable missile was tested at the Abdul Kalam Island of Odisha Coast. Highlights The missile was developed by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) The surface-to-surface medium ..

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India successfully carries out fresh user trial of Agni-III ballistic missile

Published: April 29, 2017

India has successfully carried out a fresh user trial of Agni-III ballistic missile from a defence test facility in the Abdul Kalam Island. The Strategic Forces Command carried out the test with logistics support from Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO). The objective of the test was to re-establish the operational effectiveness of the weapon system. Agni ..

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India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile

Published: April 16, 2015

Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-III ballistic missile was successfully tested on 16 April 2015. The test was conducted from Wheelar Isalnd off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) with support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Facts about Agni III missile It is surface-to-surface nuclear capable intermediate-range ballistic ..

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