India successfully test fires Agni-ll Ballistic Missile

Updated On : 04 May , 2017 , 11:20 AM
India successfully test fires Agni-ll Ballistic Missile (Representative Image)
India successfully test fires Agni-ll Ballistic Missile (Representative Image)
New Delhi:

Indian on Thursday successfully test fired Agni-ll Ballistic Missile at 10.22 AM from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha Coast as part of user trial.

The Agni-II is a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) with two solid fuel stages and a Post Boost Vehicle (PBV) integrated into the missile's Re-entry Vehicle (RV).

The Agni's manoeuvring RV is made of a carbon-carbon composite material that is light and able to sustain high thermal stresses of re-entry, in a variety of trajectories. 

The Agni missile family is envisaged to be the mainstay of the Indian missile-based strategic nuclear deterrence. 

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First Published : Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:11 AM
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