India successfully test - fired an indigenously built nuclear - capable Agni - I missile from a test range off the Odisha coast on Monday.
Capable of hitting a target at a distance of 700 km, the surface - to - surface missile was test - fired at 9. 11 a. m. from a launch pad of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (formerly Wheeler Island), 150 km from here.
"It was test - fired as part of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) training exercise and the trial was successful, " said an official of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The medium - range ballistic missile developed by the DRDO, Agni - I missile is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
It is capable of carrying a conventional payload of 1, 000 kg or a nuclear warhead.
It was successfully test - fired in November last year.