Nuclear-capable Agni-II missile test fired

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  1. sorcerer

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    9 November 2014

    India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the army.

    "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the Launch Complex-4 of Integrated Test Range at around 9:40am," defence officials said.

    Describing the test of the state-of-the-art missile as fully successful, ITR Director MVKV Prasad said, "It was a user trial conducted by the army."

    Agni-II Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the services and today's test was carried out by the specially formed Strategic Forces Command of the Army as part of training exercise with logistic support provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the officials said.

    The two-stage sophisticated missile equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system, guided by a novel scheme of state of the earth command and control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system, they said.


    "The entire trajectory of the trial tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships located near the impact point in the down range area of the sea," said a DRDO scientist.

    The 20-metre long Agni-II missile is a two-stage, solid-propelled ballistic missile. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1000 kg over a distance of more than 2,000 km.

    The Agni-II missile was developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) and integrated by the Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Hyderabad.

    Agni-II is part of the Agni series of missiles developed by DRDO which includes Agni-I with 700 km range, Agni-III with 3,000 km range, Agni-IV with 4000 km range and Agni-V more than 5,000 km range, they said. The last trial of Agni-II conducted on April 7, 2013 from the same base was a total success.


    source:Nuclear-capable Agni-II missile test fired - Hindustan Times
     
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  3. Hari Sud

    Hari Sud Senior Member Senior Member

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    How many of these missiles are operational with Indian Army; what are the future plans?

    India cannot strike the heart of China with Agni-II. India needs something better.
     
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    Many times new missiles are tested while old missile tests are claimed to be tested.
     
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    Many times new missiles are tested while old missiles are claimed to be tested.
     
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    We must have 50+ A2. For every batch they test one missile. So if batch is of 12 missiles then you can get data for whole of agni and prithvi series.

    Plus one missile for random batch result in check of components of entire batch. Once DRDO standard was so strict that components for crores of rupees were rejected if minute fault was found on it. All the company wala use to come running and drdo guys used to scold them.
     
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    We do have loads better with Agni series itself.
     
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    Wonder what kind of communication is done before testing missiles so our neighbours don't take it as a strike.
     
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    24 hours notice to each other as per treaty enter between India and Pak. No treaty with China.
     
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    Agni tests are so common that world dont take notice of these. Good for us.
     
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    What if they consider it as a strike and strike back? What if they know its a test but still use it as an excuse to strike?
     
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    Not going to happen. NOTAM is given for Indian tests. Only now Pak has started tests on sea, ever since its missile parts were falling on Pakistani heads. Their NOTAM is till has unsafe zones. Plus others (uncle and us) might take away their used motor for tests if launched at sea.

    We track their movements satellites and radars. Cant say the same for Pak as we test from Chamdipur and wheeler.

    Last but not least we have made clear any nuke at us will result in disapproprate response (wipping out Pak from world map).

    So relax.
     
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    Whats with drdo they are aiming Agni seties very high. A2 600 KM. A4 900 KM.
     
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    I meant China, not Pak. My bad.
     
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    posted already no treaty with them both sides test range are not close to border.
     
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    The DRDO PR of an earlier test puts the apogee of A2 at 220km .
     
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    A2= 600 km
    A3= going to be tested for ASAT
    A4= 900 km
    A5= must be 600-900 km altitude.
     
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    yeah something is going on, BTW that screen shot was taken may blue moons ago by me...........:wave:

    BTW this was A4 graph modified by me. Green is actual trajectory which went 900kms.

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    All these are from DRDO clips , right ??

    How do you get them ??:confused: ......... Do you work for them or are you a reporter with some special clearance ??
     

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