Indian Army carries out test fire of Agni-II IRBM; from Odisha coast
As part of a training exercise by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army, a surface-to-surface nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-II was successfully test fired in full operational configuration.
The launch took place from a defence base off Odisha coast.
It was informed that a weapon system with a dummy payload blasted off from a mobile launcher at the launching complex-IV of the Abdul Kalam Island.
The test has been dubbed as successful.
While 5,000-km Agni-V was test fired on January 18, a user trial of 700-km range Agni-I was conducted on February 6.
The 2,000 km range Agni-II missile has already been inducted and part of the country’s arsenal for strategic deterrence.
The two-stage, 21-metre long missile having a diameter of 1.3 meter weighs around 16 tonne.
It can carry a payload of around 1,000 kg and its range can be increased to 3,000 km by reducing the weight of the payload. >