Agni I

  • Short range
  • Nuclear capable
  • Surface-to-surface
  • Ballistic
  • It is first missile of the Agni series launched in 1983.
  • Developed by DRDO + DRDL (Defence Research Development Laboratory) + BDL (Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad)
  • It weighs 12 tonnes and is 15-metre-long.
  • It is designed to carry a payload of more than one tonne.
  • It is single stage missile powered by solid propellants.
  • It can hit a target 700 km away.
  • Its strike range can be extended by reducing the payload.
  • It can be fired from road and rail mobile launchers.
  • It is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
  • The missile already has been inducted into armed forces.
  • Since its induction it has proved its excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality.
  • It is also claimed to be a part of the India’s minimum credible deterrence under No first to use policy.



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