05 May 2017

News Story: India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-II ballistic missile

Agni-II ballistic missile (Image: Wiki Commons)
NEW DELHI, May 4 (Xinhua) -- India test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile on Thursday, state-run broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) reported.

The missile was fired from wheeler Island, off the coast in eastern state of Odisha.

According to the broadcaster, the missile has a strike range of 2,000 km.

The broadcaster quoted defense sources as saying the test was aimed at re-establishing the operational effectiveness of the weapon system.

Read the full story at Xinhua