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India Successfully Tests Agni 2 Missile
The Indian army on Thursday carried out another trial launch of its Agni 2 ballistic missile in accordance with the nation's efforts to upgrade and ensure a reliable nuclear deterrent, the Xinhua News Agency reported (see GSN, Aug. 2).
The nuclear-capable, solid-fuel missile, which has a range of approximately 1,240 miles, was launched from the Integrated Test Range on Wheeler Island.
"It was a 100 percent success," according to test range director M.V.K.V. Prasad. "It was a user trial by army personnel."
The Agni 2 has undergone a number of flight tests since 1999 and has been placed on active military service (Xinhua News Agency, Aug. 9).
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