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Nuclear-capable 3,000-km range Agni-III ballistic missile test-fired

Nuclear-capable 3,000-km range Agni-III ballistic missile test-fired
India on Thursday successfully test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher at launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island by army at about 0955 hrs, defence sources said.

"The trial, carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC of the Indian Army), was fully successful," ITR Director M V K V Prasad told a news agency.

Logistic support for the test was provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

"It was the third user trial in the Agni-III series carried out to establish the 'repeatability' of the missile's performance," a DRDO official said.

For data analyses, the entire trajectory   Thursday's trial was monitored through various telemetry stations, electro- optic systems and sophisticated radars located along the coast and by naval ships anchored near the impact point, the sources said.


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