India successfully test fires Agni II missile off Odisha coast

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 20 Feb 2018 5:36 AM GMT

India successfully test fires Agni II missile off Odisha coast
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Bhubaneswar: India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, on Tuesday.

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., said a Defence Ministry official.

The trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army as part of its user training exercise, he added.

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About Agni II:

  • Agni II 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
  • It's control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system.
  • It has a strike range of more than 2,000 kilometres.
  • It is 20 metres long, weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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