India test-fires intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II
India has test-fired its domestically developed intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast, IANS reported. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command from Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range in Balasore district on Tuesday morning, according to the Defense Ministry. Agni II has already entered service with the Indian Army. The two-stage missile – 20m long, equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by a novel scheme of command and control system – has a strike range of more than 2,000km.