Agni-II Plus Missile Test Fails In Orissa

India test-fired an upgraded version of the Agni-II nuclear-capable
intermediate range ballistic missile off the Orissa coast. The test was
declared a failure.

The latest version of the “Agni” series missile is described as a two-stage, solid propellant rail and road mobile missile.


Scientists
at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said “the
modified version of Agni-II will have better accuracy and range.”

While
the present Agni-II missile has a strike range of 2000 km and Agni-III
can target a distance up to 3500 km, the strategic new missile, Agni-II
plus or premier would bridge the gap between Agni-II and Agni-III, a
defence source said.