A NEW VARIANT OF AGNI TEST FLOWN SUCCESSFULLY
On the eve of the Republic Day, India successfully test-fired a short-range variant of the Agni ballistic missile. The surface-to-surface missile was launched from the Island Test Range off the Orissa coast at 0845 hrs. The mission objectives were fully met as confirmed by data from the network of ground radars, telemetry stations and visual observations from the naval ships positioned near the intended impact point.
this solid-propellant Agni variant can be fired from road-mobile launchers and has a range
of around 800 km. The missile uses a solid fuel as propellant and consist of single-stage
rocket. The variant, as in the case of other missiles in the Agni family, can carry a one
tonne warhead. Agni variant should necessarily fill the void in the range between the
Prithvi-Il and Agni-II missiles. Since it is road-mobile, it can easily be moved to
forward areas ahead of the last rail-head.