India carries out successful training launch of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-3 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island

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What is the News?

India has carried out a successful training launch of an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-3 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.

What is Agni-3?

Agni-3 is an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile(IRBM).

Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The first known developmental trial of Agni-3 was conducted back in 2006, but could not yield the expected result. It was later subsequently successfully flight-tested in 2007 and the system has been successfully tested several times since then.

Key Features of the Missile: The missile is powered by a two-stage solid propellant system. 

– The missile has a strike range of over 3,000 and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.

– The missile is 16-meter long and weighs more than 48 tonnes.

– It can carry a warhead of 1.5 tonnes, which is protected by a carbon all-composite heat shield.

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