N-capable missile Agni II test-fired successfully

Written by: Samyuktha
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Balasore, May 17: After facing two failures in 2009, the Indian Army successfully test-fired the nuclear capable Agni-II missile off the Orissa coast on Monday, May 17.

The test was part of the user trial conducted from the Wheelers Island. Defence sources said that the trial was conducted from a rail mobile system in Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 9:15 am.

The test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army. Personnel of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and several laboratories provided the logistic support for the test.

Now, the officials are busy analysing the data relating to various parameters of the mission's objectives.

Agni-II Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) is a surface-to-surface missile with a range of 2000 kms. The missile has already been inducted into the services.

Agni-II, however, failed a test in May 2009 and a night trial in Nov 2009.

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