SFC test-fires Agni-1 successfully

India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-1 missile for its full range of 700 km from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. The single-stage, solid-fuelled missile was launched from a road mobile launcher as part of a regular training exercise.

Agni-1 Missile:
  • Developed by DRDO
  • Strike Range: 700 km
  • Surface-to-Surface
  • Nuclear-weapon capable
  • Single-staged
  • Powered by solid propellants
  • Weighs 12 tons, 15-metre long
  • Carrying capacity: Upto 1000 kg (1 Ton)

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