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India test-fire medium-range nuclear capable Agni-II missile

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Agni-II test-firedIndia successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear capable Agni-II missile  with a strike range of more than 2,000 kms from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

Indian defense officials quoted by India times said, “The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 10.20 am.”

The officials further added, “Agni-II Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the services and today’s test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army as part of training exercise with logistic support provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).”

According to Indian defense sources, the missile tested on Sunday has weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kgs over a distance of 2,000 kms.

Agni-II is 20-metre-long and is a two-stage solid-propelled ballistic missile developed by  Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) and integrated by the Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) in Hyderabad.

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