The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was testfired from a mobile launcher at 1002 hours from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island).
    
“The trial was part of training exercise by Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army", defence sources said, noting it was a 'perfect launch'.
    
"The exercise was conducted in a perfect manner and the trial was successful," they said. "The launch was undertaken as a part of periodic training activity by SFC to further consolidate operational readiness," the sources said.
    
The trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro- optic instruments and naval ships from its launch till the missile hit the target area with accuracy, they said.
    
Agni-I missile is equipped with sophisticated navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision. The missile, which has already been inducted into armed forces, has proved its excellent performance in terms of range, accuracy and lethality, the sources said.

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