The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials are getting ready to test fire Agni II Prime ballistic missile from the Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa on the 15th of this month.

Indian sources has claimed that Agni II Prime ballistic missile can be used to strike against the targets as far as 3000 km away. The first test of the Agni II Prime resulted in failure due to the problem in the control system last year.
India has already successfully test fired Shourya, Prithivi-II and Agni-II ballistic missiles in September 2011. The Agni-II Prime ballistic missile is 20 metres long, weighs 17 tonnes and can carry a nuclear warhead of  800 kg to a distance of 3,000 km.

India is also developing Agni-V ICBM with range of 5,000 km which will be tested in January/February 2012.


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