India which test fired Agni-II yesterday from an island off the Odisha coast as a part of user trial has declared that the test has failed to meet the desired standards.
This is a surface t0 surface missile and the trial test was conducted through a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range on Abdul Kalam Island at around 10.25 am. The missile has a strike range of over 2,000 km which is already been inducted into the services. DRDO provided the logistics support.
The missile has a length of 20 metres with a weight of 17 tonnes and can travel over 2,000 km carrying a payload of 1000 kg. It is a two stage missile and is equipped with advanced navigation system with a solid rocket propellant system.
The test from Launch Complex-4 of the ITR was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command as part of a training exercise.
India has developed 5 variants of Agni series of missiles which includes Agni-I (700-km range), Agni-III (3,000 km), Agni-IV (4,000 km) and Agni-V (more than 5,000 km). The last user trial of Agni-II was conducted on November 9, 2014, which was a success.