Agni-3, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile equipped with nuclear capability, was first taught at night on Saturday. Defense sources said that the missile was tested at 7.20 pm from the Integrated Test Range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. Currently, the launch path of the missile is being monitored and the results of the trial are awaited. The Agni-3 missile is medium-range and has a strike range of 3,500 km. Agni-3 missile has already been inducted into the army. Its length is 17 meters, diameter 2 meters and weight is about 50 tons. The night trial was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army. In this, the Defense Research and Development Organization gave logistic support. This test was done under the user trial of the army.
Agni-3, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile equipped with nuclear capability, was first taught at night on Saturday.
This was the fourth user trial of DRDO’s Muta Bik Agni-3 missile and was intended to test continuity in the missile’s performance. The missile has a 2-stage propellant system and is capable of carrying 1.5-tonne warheads and is equipped with hybrid navigation, guidance and control systems. Apart from this, a state-of-the-art computer is also set on it. Earlier, India successfully test-fired a 2,000-km-range Agni-2 ballistic missile from Balasore, Odisha. The missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR). The Agni-2 missile was tested last year but it has been tested for the first time at night. Its firepower can be increased from two thousand to three thousand km. Agni-2 missile is capable of carrying nuclear weapons.