Agni-3 missile:India got another big success on Wednesday. Medium Range Ballistic Missile Agni-III was successfully test fired from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. This is India’s second missile which can hit the longest distance. The test was part of a routine user training launch conducted under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command. The launch was carried out for a predetermined range and all operational parameters of the system were validated
Agni-3 is an indigenous missile with nuclear capability, that is, it has been prepared in India itself. Capable of striking up to 3500 km away. That is, it has the ability to accurately target the enemy sitting three and a half thousand kilometers away. Half of Pakistan and half of China comes in this range of India. The missile, which is very large in size and weight, has a length of 17 meters and a size of 2 metres.
Agni 3 can cover a distance of five km in a second. The 50-tonne missile is powered by a two-stage engine that runs on solid fuel. Not only this, this missile is capable of carrying 1.5 tonnes of weapons.
so far in the fire range of missiles
Agni-1 (700 km), Agni-2 (2,000 km), Agni-3 (3,000 km), Agni-4 (4,000 km) and Agni-5 with the longest range of 5,000 km.
The fear was that seeing the short-range ballistic missile flying, the enemy would panic and launch a nuclear attack in retaliation. Although the missile has been rejected by the Indian Army, it has attracted some friendly countries and they are now approaching India to export it.
With Agni and the tactical cruise missile BrahMos, India can easily engage targets between 30 and 5,000 kms. BrahMos can engage targets 30 to 300 km away, while Agni can take care of the range beyond that.
India successfully tests ballistic Agni-3 missile, can strike up to 3000 km