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More trials of Agni-III lined up: DRDO

The 3,500 km ranged missile after partial-failure will be test fired in the coming months said DRDO scientists.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2006 01:15 IST

Undaunted by the partial failure of test-firing of the country's most powerful and longer reach 3,500 km range Agni-III missile, Defence Research and Development Organisation scientists on Sunday said more trials of the IRBM missile would be conducted in months ahead to make it fool-proof.

"It was our first experiment with such a long-range missile and in the next few days, we will analyse faults in order to rectify them," the scientists told.

They said the entire data of the testing of the missile from its launch to a snag developing in the second stage was being analysed and "we are hopeful of rectifying it".

When the missile veered off course, the scientist had been closely monitoring the trajectory of the missile, they said.

Prior to the launch of the missile, DRDO scientists had carried out cold sea bed trials of critical components and subsistence of missile and this would enable pinpointing of the snag.

"We will have to carry out more tests of the missile in the coming months," the scientists said.