India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-II Missile

India successfully test-fired Agni II medium-range nuclear-capable missile from APJ Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast. The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired Agni-II from a mobile launcher at launch complex 4 of the Integrated Test Range.

Agni-II, which has a length of 20 metres, weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1000 kgs over a distance of 2000 kms. It is a part of the Agni series of missiles developed by the DRDO.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-

  • DRDO- Defence Research and Development Organisation.
  • DRDO Chairman- S Christopher, Headquarters- New Delhi.
Source- The Indian Express

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