A successful training launch of the Agni-1 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile was carried out on Thursday, by the Strategic Forces Command at APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, as stated by the Ministry of Defence.
In the official statement, A Bharat Bhushan Babu, the principal spokesperson of the defence ministry, said that the Agni-1 missile has proven its capabilities by precisely striking the targets. The user training launch effectively verified all operational and technical aspects of the missile.
The performance evaluation extensively employed various tracking systems, such as radar, telemetry, and electro-optical systems, to acquire valuable data. These systems were strategically positioned along the missile’s flight path, including two ships deployed at the terminal point, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the entire trajectory.
The initial test occurred in June of the preceding year, followed by a second test six months later, specifically in December. On both occasions, the missile flawlessly adhered to the planned trajectory, achieving all mission objectives with exceptional precision, as stated by officials.
In the month of October last year, India achieved another triumph by launching the ‘Agni Prime,’ a new generation of ballistic missiles, from the coastal region of Odisha. Defence officials expressed satisfaction as all test objectives were successfully met, solidifying the accuracy and reliability of the ‘Agni Prime’ system.