India has successfully test-fired a 2,000-km-range Agni-2 ballistic missile from Balasore, Odisha. Defense sources said the surface-to-surface missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR).
The Agni-2 missile was tested last year but it has been tested for the first time at night. Its firepower can be increased from two thousand to three thousand km. The Agni-2 missile is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
India had earlier test-fired the indigenously built Agni-1 ballistic missile on February 6. The Indian Army’s Tactical Force Command had test-fired a missile with a range of 700 km from the launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) from Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore.
The twenty meter long Agni-2 ballistic missile weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a thousand kg warhead with it for a distance of 2000 km. Agni-2 missile has already been inducted into the army
Features of Agni-2
- The 20 meter long Agni 2 ballistic missile weighs 17 tons.
- Agni-2 can carry an arsenal of 1000 kg up to a distance of 2000 km.
- High accuracy navigation system to hit the target accurately.
- The firepower can be increased from two thousand to three thousand km.