India Test Fires Agni-1 Missile

On February 6, India successfully test fired its Agni-1 missile. The TEL-based launch took place from the Integrated Test Range off the Odisha coast. According to defense officials, the launch was scheduled as part of a periodic training cycle by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army to test the operational readiness of India’s missile force. This test noticeably comes a day after a Chinese anti-missile interceptor test that appeared to be designed to counter North Korean and/or Indian missiles. The Agni-1 is a single-stage, solid-fueled missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. It has a range of approximately 700-900 km.