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Night trial of Agni-II fails to meet parameters

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 13:45

Balasore (Orissa): The first-ever night
trial of India`s nuclear capable Agni-II Intermediate Range
Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has failed to meet all the mission
parameters, defence sources said on Tuesday.

"The test-fire, conducted from the Wheeler Island off
Orissa coast last night, could not achieve all the desired
results and pre-coordinated parameters," they said after a
thorough analyses of the mission data.

The two-stage indigenously developed Agni-II missile,
with a range of 2000 km, which was test-fired from a mobile
launcher, was intended to train the end-user, the Strategic
Force Command of the Indian Army, to operate the sophisticated
missile in adverse conditions.

However, after a smooth take-off and proper first stage
separation, the sleek missile appeared to have failed to meet
the desired results mid-way at the second stage separation,
the sources said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 13:45
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