Agni-III launch, a flaw­less mis­sion


The Strate­gic Forces Com­mand (SFC), fired the long range Agni-III mis­sile with a range ca­pa­bil­ity of over 3,000 km from Wheeler Is­land, off the Odisha coast re­cently.

The tra­jec­tory of the trial was tracked by a bat­tery of so­phis­ti­cated radars, teleme­try ob­ser­va­tion sta­tions, elec­tro-op­tic in­stru­ments and naval ships from its launch till the mis­sile hit the tar­get area with pin­point ac­cu­racy. Agni-III mis­sile is equipped with ad­vanced high ac­cu­racy nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem and guided by an in­no­va­tive guid­ance scheme.

SFC spokesman said af­ter the launch, “Such suc­cess­ful train­ing launches clearly in­di­cate our oper­a­tional readi­ness to meet any even­tu­al­ity as also es­tab­lishes the re­li­a­bil­ity of this de­ter­rent com­po­nent of In­dia’s strate­gic arse­nal”.

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