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Agni-II missile successfully test-fired


File photo of missiles at the Defence Expo 2010 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. PTI Photo

Balasore (Orissa), May 17 (PTI)

Nuclear-capable Agni-II missile, with a range of 2000 kms, was today successfully test-fired by the Army as part of user trial from the Wheelers Island off Orissa coast.

Agni-II Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the services and today’s test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army with logistic support from various laboratories and personnel of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The trial was conducted from a rail mobile system in Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 9.15 am, defence sources said soon after the versatile surface-to-surface missile blasted off.Data relating to various parameters of the mission’s objectives was being analysed, the sources said.

A DRDO scientist said it was a training exercise to familiarise the end-users with different operational conditions

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