Successful training launch of Short-Range Ballistic Missile Agni-1

Training launch of Short-Range Ballistic Missile Agni-1 was carried out successfully from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha on December 07, 2023.

Worth mentioning that Agni-1 is a proven very high precision missile system.

The user training launch, carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command, successfully validated all operational and technical parameters.


About Agni-1 Missile

Agni-1 is a medium-range ballistic missile that was developed by Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited, under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.

Further, it is a single-stage missile that was developed after the Kargil War to fill the gap between the 250 km (160-mile) range of the Prithvi-II missile and the 2,500 km (1,600-mile) range of the Agni-II.

Also, it was first launched from a road mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Wheeler Island, on 25 January 2002.

As of now, less than 75 launchers have been deployed. 

The unit cost of the missile is around Rs 25 crore ($3.1 million) to Rs 35 crore ($4.4 Million) approximately.

Source for ‘About Section’: Various Open Sources including Wikipedia