the test will be conducted from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on
Wheeler Island in the Bay of Bengal.
The success of this maiden flight test of a complete nuclear-capable
missile, also known as Agni-II prime or A-2, developed by the Defence
Research Development Organisation (DRDO), will set a new chapter in the
India’s missile programme.
According to Director General of DRDO V K Saraswat, the new missile
would have a higher range, higher performance with respect to the
thrust and weight ratio than Agni-II missile which has a range of 2,000
Being an upgraded version of the Agni-II, the new missile, sources said, would be more accurate and powerful.
The new missile would perform more better at various levels in terms of
accuracy, strength and distance covered in comparison to Agni-II
The surface-to-surface missile can hit targets in between 2,500 km and
3,000 km thereby bridging the gap between the Agni II missile which has
a range of 2,500 kms and the Agni III missile having a range of 3,000
The Agni II Plus missile could also carry extra fuel and will have a
new motor in its re-entry vehicle for better maneuverability and an
improved navigation system.