India successfully test fires Agni-II missile

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 07, 2013 08:10 hrs

The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army on Sunday successfully test-fired Agni-II ballistic missile.

The missile reportedly lifted off from a mobile launcher on the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast and traversed its range of 2,000 km before splashing into the sea.

The missile is enabled to carry nuclear warheads but in this attempt it carried a dummy payload.

The SFC has been shouldered the task of firing delivery systems that carry nuclear warheads.

Agni-II, which is 20 meters long and weighs 17 tonnes, can carry a payload weighing one tonne.

The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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