India test fires Agni-I missile
India test fired the Agni-I ballistic missile from a defense test facility off the Odisha coast. This time it was tested with an extended range and modified re-entry technology for better precision.
It was carried out by Strategic Forces Command (SFC) to validate its operational capabilities with the new re-entry tech and to test the technical parameters set for the Army. It was first test fired in 2002 and since then many trials have been conducted.
The missile is developed by Defence Research and Development Organization. It is 15 meters in height and is powered by both solid and liquid propellants, which can throttle the missile at a speed of 2.5 km per second. Its maximum range is 1000 miles.