Balasore, Orissa: India on Sunday successfully test-fired an Agni-1 nuclear-capable, medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from here off the Orissa coast. The missile has a range of about 700-km.
"It was a fantastic mission carried out by the Indian Army. The test-fire of the Agni-I missile met all parameters," ITR director, SP Dash said.
The missile took off from a rail mobile launcher at about 1305 hours.
"After piercing the sky, the missile re-entered the earth's atmosphere and its dummy warhead impacted in the waters of the Bay of Bengal in the down range," a defence official said from the launch site.
He also said the guidance and re-entry system worked well.
The entire launch was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army, with the logistic back-up being provided by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).