December 19, 2013

Agni-III launch postponed

The flight-trial of Agni-III ballistic missile, which was to be done by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army on Wednesday , has been postponed to next week.
Informed officials said Agni-III’s lift-off could not take place because two ships, with radars for tracking the missile near its impact point in the sea, did not sail out. The launch was to take place from the Wheeler Island, near Damra village, off the Odisha coast.
‘No technical issues’
“There were definitely no technical issues behind the postponement,” officials said.
They pointed out that the surface-to-surface Agni-III was a proven missile, which had already been inducted into the Army. 

The Hindu

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