Journal : Xinhua (English) Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA
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NEW DELHI, Nov. 27 (Xinhua)  India on Friday successfully test-fired an indigenous, surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable Agni I missile from a military base off the coast of its eastern Odisha state, sources said.

“The missile was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range of the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast as part of strategic forces command training exercise. The test-firing was successful,” the sources said.

The missile, which has a strike range of nearly 700 km, can carry nuclear warheads of up to 1,000 kg. It is 15 metres long and powered by solid and liquid propellants.

Agni I was first launched in 2002 and the last test-firing was carried out in September last year, which was successful.

The test-firing of the missile came a day after India test-fired another home-made, nuclear-capable missile, Prithvi II, from the same base.

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