The missile, which can strike a target 700 km away, was tested by the Strategic Force Command of the army from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km from here.

India's indigenously developed Agni 1 missile blasting off from its launch pad. (file pic)

"The test was successful. It was a textbook launch," test range director M.V.K.V. Prasad told IANS.

The missile was launched from road mobile launcher system and reached the target point in the Bay of Bengal. It was tracked by radar, telemetry stations located along the coastline, he said.