India test fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile

Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) India Sunday test-fired its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, defence sources said.

The test was conducted from Wheeler’s Island in Bhadrak district, around 200 km from here, by army personnel as part of a training exercise, the sources told IANS.

The medium-range surface-to-surface missile with a range of over 2,000 km has already been inducted into the army and is part of the Strategic Forces arsenal for nuclear deterrence.

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