India test fires Agni II medium-range nuclear-capable missile

Agni-II missile

Bhubaneswar, Feb 20: India on Tuesday test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable missile from APJ Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast.

The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district at about 8.38 a.m., news agency IANS quoted, a Defence Ministry official was saying.

The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army conducted the trail.

The intermediate range ballistic missile has already been inducted into the Indian Army.

The two-stage missile equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system, which is guided by a novel scheme of state-of-the-art command and control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system.

The missile has a strike range of more than 2,000 km, is 20 metres long, weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg.


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