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Agni-I is a single stage, solid fuel, road and rail mobile, medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM). It has range of 700-1250 km and is less costly, simple, and accurate\nhttp://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=agni.jsp

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Agni 1 missile agni indian ballistic missile

DRDO

Press Release

Friday the 13th July 2012

Delhi

AGNI 1 ballistic missile Successfully Launched

Agni 1, India’s 700 km range ballistic missile was successfully launched today at 1006 hrs

from the wheeler island off the coast of Odisha. It was a textbook launch meeting all mission

objectives and the missile reached the target point in the Bay of Bengal following the prescribed

trajectory” informed Shri Avinash Chander, the mission Director who is Distinguished Scientist &

Chief Ccontroller R&D (Missiles & Strategic Systems) and Program Director AGNI program.

The missile was launched from Road Mobile Launcher System and was tracked by Radar

and Telemetry stations located along the coastline. Two Naval Ships located near the target

point tracked the missile in the terminal phase of the Flight.

Indigenously developed by DRDO the missile is already in the arsenal of Indian Armed

Forces and was launched by the Strategic Forces Command as part of training exercise to ensure

preparedness.

The Launch was witnessed by Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, SA to RM, Secretary Deptt of

Def.R&D & DG DRDO, Shri Avinash Chander, Distinguished Scientist & CC R&D (Missiles &

Strategic Systems), and Programme Director AGNI, Dr. J Chattopadhyaya, Project Director and

Shri MVKV Prasad, Director ITR and senior officials from DRDO and the armed forces.

Dr Saraswat, SA to RM has congratulated all the Scientists and employees of DRDO and

the Armed forces for the successful launch.

Shri A K Antony, Hon’ble Defence Minister congratulated the team on the successful

launch of Agni I.