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User trial of Ballistic missile Agni-II likely on Sunday

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by Virajith, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. Virajith

    Virajith Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Preparations are underway for the user’s trial of India’s nuke capable ballistic missile, Agni-II, from the Wheeler Island, off Dhamra on the Odisha coast.

    Defence sources here said the special unit of Army, Strategic Force Command (SFC) will conduct the launch of the missile on Sunday next in association with scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and support of Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.

    The missile, picked up at random from a clutch of missiles of SFC unit, would be flight tested to test its effectiveness.

    The Army had already deployed Agni-II in its arsenal.

    Designed and developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory, a unit of the DRDO, in Hyderabad, Agni-II missile could carry nuclear warheads over a distance of 2,500 km.

    The 20-mt Agni-II is a two-stage surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants.

    It weighs 17 ton and can carry a nuclear warhead of one ton.




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    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I don't understand why cant they keep it secret and declare after test ...... :YUNO:
     
  3. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    its not a secret as you have to notify a number of nations beforehand... so when rivals know why not the countrymen.
     
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