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Agni II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Maiden Flight: 11 April 1999
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Agni-2
Origin: India
Corporations: Bharat Dynamics Limited
Parent System: Agni
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): February 1994
Maiden Flight: May 1989
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Agni I, Agni III, Agni IV, Agni V and Agni VI
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Description: The Agni is a family of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBM) developed by India in connection with its nuclear weapons program. Basically, the nuclear capable Agni is a two-stage ballistic missile fitted with an accurate inertial navigation system. Their maximum ranges vary from 2,500 through 5,000 kilometers depending on the payload weight. The first stage is based on a solid propellant rocket motor booster and the second stage may be a shortened version of the Prithvi ballistic missile fueled by liquid propellant. So far, India has developed three versions of the Agni missile each one featuring increased range over their direct predecessor.

The Agni-2, or Agni-II, is a two-stage Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) with an estimated range of 3,000 kilometers carrying a 1,000 kg payload. Agni-II is a further development of successful Agni-1 replacing the liquid propellant at the second stage by solid propellant making thus the launch sequence quicker, approximately half hour compared to 10-12 hours for Agni-1. Its guidance system was also replaced by a new one which is by far more accurate. With all those modifications, Agni-2 results slightly heavier than Agni-1.

It has been reported that India could deploy several dozens of Agni-II missiles equipped with nuclear warheads yielding between 20 to 200 kilotons, but these plans are deemed unlikely. The main advantage that Agni-2 provides to India is the ability to reach Pakistan and closer targets in China. It is said that India was also working on a new launch platform that would move Agni-2 missiles by rail or road to anywhere within India's territory. The first Agni-2 missile was test fired on April 11, 1999, and the missile system achieved initial operational capability in 2001.

Agni II Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Number of Warheads: 1
Length: 18 meter (709 inch)
Max Range: 3,000 kilometer (1,620 nautical mile)
Warhead: 1,000 kilogram (2,205 pound)
Weight: 8 ton (17,637 pound)
Yield: 200 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Agni II News

There are 6 news between
17 May 2010 and 30 Nov 2019
Saturday, November 30, 2019India Test Fires Agni III Ballistic Missile at Night for the First Time
Thursday, February 22, 2018India Successfully Test Fires Prithvi II Ballistic Missile
Sunday, April 7, 2013Indian Strategic Forces Test Fire Agni-2 Solid Rocket Propellant Ballistic Missile
Thursday, August 9, 2012India Strategic Forces Command Flight Tests Agni II Ballistic Missile
Friday, September 30, 2011India's Agni II MRBM Launched Successfully
Monday, May 17, 2010Indian Strategic Forces Successfully Tested Agni II Ballistic Missile

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