Question: Agni-1 is a-
(a) Surface-to-surface missile,
(b) Air-to-surface missile,
(c) Air-to-air missile,
(d) Surface-to-air missile.
- A night trial of India’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-1 ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km was successfully conducted on 30th October 2018 by the Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command off Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of the Indian state of Odisha. It is a part of a user trial by the Army. The night trial was conducted only for the second time to reconfirm its technological parameters.
- Agni-I is a short range ballistic missile developed by DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.
- Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I can carry payloads up to 1000 kg. Agni-I missile has a specialized navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
- Agni-I was first tested at the Interim Test Range in Chandipur in 1989.
- It is succeeded by the already deployed Agni-II medium-range ballistic missile, the Agni-III medium-range ballistic missile, and the Agni-III and Agni-IV intermediate-range ballistic missiles.