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India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Agni-I Ballistic Missile - Reports

© AP PhotoThe Nuclear capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile
The Nuclear capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile, local media reported on Tuesday, citing defense industry sources.

The missile, launched from a test range off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha as part of regular training activities, hit the target area with accuracy, according to The Times of India newspaper.

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The trajectory of the flight was closely tracked by radars and telemetry equipment, the newspaper added.

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The Agni-I missile was developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organization and tested for the first time in January 2002. Its operational range is 700 kilometers (about 435 miles). The 12-tonne missile is capable of carrying warheads weighing up to 1 tonne.

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