World Bulletin / News Desk
India successfully test fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Thursday. The trial of the missile was conducted from a rail mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 8:46am.
Agni-II is a two-stage surface-to-surface missile powered by solid propellants which can carry nuclear war heads over a distance of 2,000 km.
It has a launch weight of 17 tones and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg over a distance of 2,000 km. Agni-II is part of the Agni series of missiles which include Agni-I with a 700 km range, Agni-III with a 3,000 km range, Agni-IV and Agni-V.
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