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India test fires Agni-II missile, although fails to meet desired parameters

The trial was conducted from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 10:25 am from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha Coast.


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India test fires Agni-II missile, although fails to meet desired parameters (Img Source: Twitter)

India test fires Agni-II missile, although fails to meet desired parameters (Img Source: Twitter)

New Delhi :  

On Thursday, India test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni II missile having a strike range of more than 2000 kms from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha Coast as part of user trial.

However, the test did not meet all the desired parameters.

The trial was conducted from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 10:25 am.

The test launch was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) as part of a training exercise.

It is a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) legthing 20 metres, weighing approx 17 tonnes consists of two solid fuel stages and a Post Boost Vehicle (PBV) integrated into the missile's Re-entry Vehicle (RV).

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Logistic support was provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).Other Agni missiles developed by the DRDO includes, Agni-I (700-km range), Agni-III (3,000 kms), Agni-IV (4,000 kms) and Agni-V (more than 5,000 kms).

First Published: Friday, May 05, 2017 04:34 PM
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