India test fires nuclear capable ballistic missile

India test fires nuclear capable ballistic missile

NEW DELHI: India in yet another arms race game has test fired a nuclear capable missile Agni 1 Ballistic missile.

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India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700km away, reported Times of India.

The test was conducted as part of a training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army, defence officials quoted by ToI said.

"The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island," ToI quoted defence officials as saying.

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The official declared the trial as successful and added that the launch of the intermediate range single-stage missile was undertaken as periodic training activity by SFC to further consolidate operational readiness.