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India successfully test fires Agni-II Ballistic Missile

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 May 2017, 12:21 IST
India successfully test fires Agni-II Ballistic Missile (ANI)

The Agni-ll Ballistic Missile was successfully test fired on Thursday at 10.22 a.m from A.P.J Abdul Kalam island of Dhamara in Odisha.

The A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Azad Island was previously known as Wheelers Island. The nuclear weapon is capable of a full strike range of 2,000 km.

The 20-meter long Agni-II missile is a two-stage solid propelled ballistic missile. It has a launch weight of 17 tones and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg over a distance of more than 2,000 km. Agni missile series being developed by DRDO as a deterrent against nuclear-armed neighbours are among India's most sophisticated weapons.

-ANI

First published: 4 May 2017, 12:21 IST
 
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