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Indian Army successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni II missile

The missile is a versatile surface-to-surface medium-range nuclear-capable one that has already been inducted into the armed forces.

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Indian Army successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni II missile
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The first night trial of the nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile, Agni-II, was successfully conducted by India on Saturday from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was test-fired by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army from launching complex IV of the Integrated Test Range on Saturday evening, defence sources said.

The 20-metre long, two-stage ballistic missile has a strike range of 2,000 km. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg, the sources said.

The missile is a versatile surface-to-surface medium-range nuclear-capable one that has already been inducted into the armed forces.

  

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