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India successfully conducted night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile

India has successfully carried out the night user trial of Agni-I short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile.
India successfully conducted night trial of Agni-I ballistic missile
  • The test flight was conducted by Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command off Abdul Kalam Island in Bay of Bengal, off the coast of the Indian state of Odisha.
  • The test was second known night time trial of Agni-I since its first such successful test in April 2014.

About Agni-I missile:

  • Agni-I is a short range nuclear capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile. 
  • It is the first missile of the Agni series launched in 1983.
  • It was developed by the premier missile development laboratory of DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.
  • It weighs 12 tonnes and is 15-metre-long.
  • It is designed to carry payload of more than one tonne (both conventional and nuclear warhead).
  • It is a single stage missile powered by solid propellants. 
  • It can hit a target 700 km away.
  • Its strike range can be extended by reducing the payload. 
  • It can be fired from road and rail mobile launchers.
  • It is equipped with a sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
  • The missile has already been inducted into armed forces. 
  • Since its induction it has proved its excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality.
  • It is also claimed to be a part of India's minimum credible deterrence under No first to use policy.

Question:

Q. India has successfully carried out the night user trial of which short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile?
a. Agni-I
b. Prithvi-I
c. Agni-II
d. None of the above
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