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India Carries Out Another Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Agni-I Missile


NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – India conducted another successful test of the Agni-I medium range ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off the country's shores on Monday morning, the missile's developer said.

"The missile [launch] test was held as a part of the exercise of the Strategic Forces Command and was successful," the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said as cited by the Indian IANS news agency.

The 15-meter-long missile, capable of carrying a metric-ton conventional payload, is equipped with precise navigation systems and has a 700-kilometer (435-mile) range. The missile can be fired from mobile road or rail launch pads.

The rocket was first test fired in 2002. The last test launch took place in November.

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