Agni-I the Nuclear capable missile successfully test-fired


From Dr. Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast indigenously developed nuclear capable surface - to - surface ballistic missile Agni - I was successfully test - fired. The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army has tested the strategic missile.

About Agni I Missile

  • In 1983 DRDO has launched Agni - I is the first missile of the Agni series as part of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) in India.
  • It can be fired from road and rail mobile launcher both and Driven by solid as well as liquid propellants


  • It has weight around 12 tonnes and is 15 - metre - long.
  • Designed to carry both conventional and nuclear payload of about 1000 kg.
  • It can travel at a speed of 2.5 km/s and have ability to destroy targets almost 700 km away.
  • To hit the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision it was prepared with sophisticated navigation system which supports to navigate missile.
  • The Agni I missile already has been installed into armed forces and demanded to be a part of the India’s minimum credible limitation under “No first to use” policy.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 30, 2015