Indian has successfully tested the first night trial of Agni-3 Missile on Saturday which is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile equipped with nuclear capability. According to Defence Sources, This test was carried out at 7:20 Pm from mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range at APJ Abdul Kalam Island near Odisha coast.
Currently, the launch path of the missile is being monitored and the results of the trial are awaited. The Agni-3 missile has a range of 3,500 km.
Defense sources said that Agni-3 missile has already been inducted into the army. It has a length of 17 meters, a diameter of 2 meters and a weight of about 50 tons. Night trial of Agni-3 was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army. In this , logistic support was provided by the Defence Research and Development Organization ( DRDO ). The test was conducted under the army user trial.
A DRDO source said, “This was the fourth user trial of the Agni-3 missile and was intended to test continuity / duplication in the missile’s performance.” It has been tested for the first time at night.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated DRDO on first successful night trial of Agni-3.
Congratulations to @DRDO_India on first successful night trial of long-range ballistic missile, #AgniIII from the Abdul Kalam Island, off #Odisha coast. Successful test firing of the missile will further augment country’s defence capabilities. #DRDO— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 30, 2019