India successfully test-fired Agni-II ballistic missile
Agni II India today sucessfully test-fired ballistic missile, Agni-II, from Wheeler Island in Dharma village off Odisha coast. The m...
India today sucessfully test-fired ballistic missile, Agni-II, from Wheeler Island in Dharma village off Odisha coast. The missile was fired at 9.30 on Friday morning from the launch complex number 4 in Wheeler Island. Agni-II has been test-fired after two consecutive successful test-firing of Shourya and Prithivi-II missiles a couple of days ago.
The special unit of Army and Strategic Force Command (SFC) conducted the launch with the association of scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and support of Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in Balsore district. The missile picked up at random from a clutch of missiles of SFC unit was flight-tested to test its effectiveness.
The Army has already deployed Agni-II in its arsenal. Agni-II, can carry nuclear warheads over a distance of 2,000 km. Designed and developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory, a unit of the DRDO, in Hyderabad, Agni-II, the 20-metre long missile is a two-stage surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants. It weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a nuclear warhead weighing one tonne.