Agni II missile to be tested in September

NEW DELHI (BNS): The DRDO will test a “totally new
missile,” called Agni II in September from the Wheeler Island, off the
Orissa coast, a media report said.

The Hindu quoting sources
in Defence Research and Development Organisation said, the missile has
two stages – both powered by solid propellants – and “several advanced
technologies.”

Agni II, developed by DRDO, can be transported by
both rail and road carrying a nuclear warhead. Its range is between
2,750 and 3,000 km. It will thus fill the gap between Agni II, which
can cover about 2,500 km, and Agni III that has a range of about 3,500
km, the report said.

Agni I can hit enemy targets 700 km away.
While Agni II and Agni III are two-stage missiles, Agni I is a
single-stage one. The missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.