Agni-3 missile

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  • November 26, 2022
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In news: India carried out a successful training launch of the Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-3 developed by DRDO, from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha, as part of routine user training launches conducted by the Strategic Forces Command.

About Agni-3 missile:

  • Two-stage solid propellent powered, nuclear capable, Intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM)
  • It is 16-meter-long, weighing more than 48 tonnes, has a range of over 3000 kilometres and can carry a payload of over 1.5 tonnes.
  • It was subsequently successfully flight tested in 2007.
  • It is under operational purview of the Strategic Forces Command, which is part of India’s Nuclear Command Authority.
  • The Agni-3 test comes over a month after India’s Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarine, INS Arihant, carried out a successful launch of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM).
  • The strategic postures of “credible minimum deterrence” and “no first use” are pivotal to India’s nuclear doctrine.


Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Question

Q.1) With reference to Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? (2014)

  1. It is surface-to-surface missile.
  2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
  3. It can deliver one tonne nuclear warhead about 7500 km away.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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