Agni Missile

India test fires Agni II missile off Odisha coast

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

The missile mounted on a mobile launcher was fired from launching complex-IV of Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at about 08.38 am on Tuesday.

The trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army as part of user training exercise, said defence sources.

Notably, Agni II missile has already been inducted into the Indian army.

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

The surface-to-surface missile can carry a nuclear payload of 1000 kg. The range of the 20-metre long missile weighing 17 tonnes can also be increased to 3000 km by reducing the payload.