India successfully test-fires Agni II ballistic missile
Agni missile series being developed by DRDO as a deterrent against nuclear armed neighbours are among India's most sophisticated weapons. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)
The Agni-ll Ballistic Missile was successfully test-fired on Thursday at 10.22 am from APJ Abdul Kalam island of Dhamara in Odisha.
The APJ 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 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg over a distance of more than 2,000 km.
Agni missile series is developed by DRDO as a deterrent against nuclear-armed neighbours are among India's most sophisticated weapons.