New Delhi: In a step towards making the 2,000-km-plus Agni-II fully operational, the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) conducted a “training test-firing’’ of the nuclear-capable missile on Tuesday. Though the test was conducted from Wheeler Island, near Dhamra off the Orissa coast, at about 10.05 am, defence officials till late evening were reluctant to dub the test “fully successful’’. “The missile launch did take off properly but it’s difficult to say whether the complete test was successful in meeting all the laid-down flight objectives,’’ said a senior official. “It can be called a success or a failure only after a detailed analysis of telemtry data generated by the flight-test. It was a completely user-driven trial, with the army missile unit under the SFC conducting the test,’’ he added. The test is significant as it is the first “training user-trial’’ of Agni-II, which weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a 1.15-tonne payload or warhead, to give soldiers the requisite capability to fire the surface-to-surface missile on its own without the help of defence scientists. The tri-Service SFC has already undertaken the “training trials’’ of 700-km Agni-I, designed to plug the operational gap between Prithvi (150-350 km) and Agni-II missiles. SFC, as also the Nuclear Command Authority, were created in January 2003 to ensure proper command and control structures around India’s nuclear arsenal.