Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Odisha: nuclear-capable Agni-III testfired

PTI  Balasore, Odisha, September 21, 2012
First Published: 17:34 IST(21/9/2012) | Last Updated: 17:35 IST(21/9/2012)

Two days after the successful trial of the long-range Agni-IV missile, India today testfired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of 3000 km from an island off the Odisha coast. 

Advertisement

The indigenously developed surface-to-air missile, which can carry a warhead of 1.5  tonne protected by a carbon all composite heat shield, took off at 1315 hours from a mobile launcher at launch complex-4 of Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, defence sources said.

The trajectory of the trial was monitored for data analysis through telemetry stations, electro-optic systems and sophisticated radars located along the coast, and by naval ships anchored near the impact point, they said. 

"It was the fifth test in the Agni-III series carried out to establish the 'repeatability' of the state-of-the-art missile's performance," a DRDO scientist said.


Advertisement
more from India

As flood waters recede, life inches to normal in J-K

Life is limping back to normal in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir with the help of central agencies while local authorities struggle to assess the damage two weeks after the state was devastated by its worst deluge in over 100 years.   
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved