India test-fires Agni-II ballistic missile

India’s nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile, was today test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off Odisha coast today. It has a strike range of two thousand kilometres.

Defence sources said the test was aimed at re-establishing the operational effectiveness of the weapon system. The successful launch once again proved reliability of the medium range surface to surface missile. The missile can carry a nuclear payload of one thousand kilogram.

Agni missile series being developed by DRDO as a deterrent against nuclear armed neighbours are among India’s most sophisticated weapons.

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