Bhubaneswar: India is likely to carry out a test of its home-developed, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha on Wednesday, defence sources said.

The intermediate-range ballistic missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, is likely to be tested from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km from here, the sources said.

The test would be carried out by the Strategic Forces Command as part of a training exercise to ensure preparedness. Scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which developed the missile, will supervise the test.

(Agencies)

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