Balasore, Sep 30 (ANI): India on Friday successfully test-fired ballistic missile Agni-II from Wheeler Island in Dharma village off Odisha coast.
The indigenously developed missile was fired by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the army from Launch Complex-IV of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 9.30 a.m.
The 2000 km range surface to surface missile, already inducted and part of countries arsenal for strategic deterrence, was launched as a training exercise by the armed forces.
The two stage missile equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system, guided by a novel scheme of state of the earth command and control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system.
The missile reached an apogee (peak altitude) of 220 km and hit the target. All the radar, telemetry systems, ectopic system tracked and monitored all parameters throughout the trajectory.
Two ships located near the target point have tracked the missile in the final stage. (ANI)