India successfully test fires N-capable Agni-I missile

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  1. Srinivas_K

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    India successfully test fires N-capable Agni-I missile

    BHUBANESWAR: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said.

    The missile, which can strike a target 700 km away and can carry a one-tonne nuclear warhead, was tested by the armed forces as part of user trial from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

    "It was a perfect launch," director of the test range M V K V Prasad told IANS.

    Agni is an intermediate range ballistic missile. It uses solid propulsion booster and a liquid propulsion upper stage, derived from India's first indigenously developed ballistic missile Prithvi.

    India successfully test fires N-capable Agni-I missile - The Times of India
     
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    anyone else heard the rumor that it was actually Nirbhay tested while A-1 was just a proxy ?
     
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    There is always such rumor, especially when there is no picture or video of the event and only stock photo is used.
     

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