Strategic Forces Command exercises Agni-i
India’s nuclear command, the SFC has once again exercised the 700-km range nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile. The missile was successfully launched 1006 hours on July 13 from 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,” said Dr Avinash Chander, Chief Controller R&D (Missiles & Strategic Systems) and Agni programme director. The Agni-I was launched from road mobile launcher system and was tracked by radar and telemetry stations located along the coastline. Two Indian Navy warships located near the target point tracked the missile in its terminal phase of the flight. The Agni-I is already a part of India’s nuclear deterrence arsenal.