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.
#Odisha: Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test fired Agni II medium-range nuclear-capable missile from APJ Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast. The missile has a strike range of more than 2,000 km. pic.twitter.com/vJGJmTLYYL
— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2018
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.