India conducts successful night trial of nuclear-capable Agni-I missile

• India on Tuesday successfully conducted the night trial of the indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile off the Odisha coast.

• The surface-to-surface missile test was test-fired as part of a user-trial from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

• Defence sources said Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army test-fired the missile and the night trial of Agni missile was successful.

• The night trial of the ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km was first conducted in April 2014, said sources.

• The missile with a strike range of beyond 700 km has a specialised navigation system. It has already been inducted in the Indian Army


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