The Agni-II missile, which is a part of India's Integrated Guidied Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) is 20 meters long and weighs 16 tonnes. The missile can carry a payload of around 1,000kg and its range can also be increased to 3,000km by reducing the pay load.
The official sources said that, it was a 'user trial' and the aim of the test was to give the army confidence to fire the missile on its own."It can be fired from both rail and road mobile launchers. It takes only 15 minutes for the missile to be readied for firing," the sources said.