Nuclear-capable Agni-II missile test fired successfully


Balasore: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army.

The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range at around 10.23 am, said defence sources.

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

Agni-II has two solid fuel stages and a Post Boost Vehicle (PBV) integrated into the missile’s Re-entry Vehicle (RV). The 20-metre long missile is a two-stage solid propelled ballistic missile.

The missile, having a strike range of more than 2000 km, is 20 metres long, weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1000 kg.