India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously created intermediate range ballistic missile Agni II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

The trial of the surface-to-surface rocket was conducted from Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore locale at around 8.38 a.m., said a Defense Ministry official.

The trial was led by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army as a major aspect of its client preparing exercise, he included.

Agni II rocket has just been inducted into the Indian Army.

The two-stage rocket furnished with advanced high accuracy navigation system, which is guided by a novel scheme of best in class order and control framework was moved by solid rocket propellant system.

It has a strike scope of more than 2,000 km, is 20 meters in length, measures 17 tons and can convey a payload of 1,000 kg.

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