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.
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.
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.