India successfully test fires Agni II missile off Odisha coast
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.
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.