India test fires nuclear cabable Agni II from Abdul Kalam island off Odisha

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The Indian Army on February 20 successfully test fired nuclear Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-II from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.

The surface-to-surface missile met all the mission parameters, according to defence officials.

“The successful launch has once again proved reliability of the medium range missile. Radar, telemetry systems, electro-optical tracking stations tracked and monitored the mission parameters throughout the trajectory. The mission was highly successful and flawless,” he said.

The test was carried out by the Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) with logistic support provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The state-of-the-art missile is already a part of the country’s arsenal for strategic deterrence.