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India test fires ballistic missile Agni II off Odisha's Balasore district

The trial was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army as part of its user training exercise

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Photo: ANI
Photo: ANI

India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed intermediate range from the off the coast.

The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in district at about 8.38 a.m., said a official.

The trial was conducted by the (SFC) of the as part of its user training exercise, he added.

missile has already been inducted into the

The two-stage missile equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system, which is guided by a novel scheme of state-of-the-art command and control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system.

It has a strike range of more than 2,000 km, is 20 metres long, weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg.

First Published: Tue, February 20 2018. 11:45 IST