Nov. 17, 2019

India successfully conducted the first night trial of 'Agni-II' from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast.


  • 'Agni-II', an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the armed forces.

  • It is a versatile surface-to-surface medium-range nuclear-capable missile that can carry a nuclear payload of one thousand kilograms.

  • The missile has a strike range of 2000 km. The range of the 21-metre long missile weighing 17 tonnes can also be increased to three thousand kilometres by reducing the payload.

  • This was the first time that this missile was test-fired at night.