India successfully test-launched a nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-II last night. The test of India’s main strategic deterrence weapon took place from launching complex IV of the Integrated Test Range on the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
The Agni-II is a 21-meter-long, two-stage ballistic missile. India claims that it has a range of up to 3,500 kilometers and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg. The missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and is produced domestically.