KalingaTV News Network
Bhadrak: India successfully test-fired Agni-II ballistic missile from launch pad no-4 of the Abdul Kalam Island near Dhamra off Odisha coast at 8.40 AM on Tuesday.
The nuclear-capable missile has a strike range of more than 2,000 km. It can reach all of Pakistan and most parts of south and southeastern China, defence sources said.
The trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army as part of user training exercise, sources added.
The surface-to-surface missile can carry a nuclear payload of 1000 kg. The range of the 20-metre long missile weighing 17 tonnes can also be increased to 3000 km by reducing the payload.
The Agni-II missile was first tested off Odisha coast on 11 April 1999. It has already been inducted into the Indian army.