The Strategic Forces Command oversaw the normal user training launches that included the successful Agni-3 missile test. The launch was conducted over a preset area and checked all of the system's operating parameters.
On Wednesday, India conducted a test launch of the Agni-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
"On November 23, 2022, India successfully conducted a training launch of the Agni-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. The effective test was a component of regular user training launches conducted by the Strategic Forces Command.
The launch was conducted at a preset range and checked all system operational parameters, according to a statement from the ministry of defence.
The Agni-3 missile, the third in the series, was first tested on July 9, 2006. But due to a technical issue, it missed the objective and instead crashed into the sea off the coast of Odisha. The missile is capable of travelling 3,500 kilometres and striking a target while carrying a nuclear warhead.
In its second flight in 2007 and its third straight launch in 2008, the Agni-3 missile had successful test firings.
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