India testfires Agni II plus missile
India Friday testfired its nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni II plus missile off the coast of the eastern state of Orissa, highly placed sources said, Xinhua reported.
"Agni II plus is an upgraded version of Agni II surface-to- surface missile which was testfired from Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa at 10:00 a.m. local time. Initial reports suggest that the test has been successful but we are waiting for more date to establish this because the missile was testfired at inclement weather," the sources aid.
Agni II plus is a modified version of the Agni II strategic missile developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization. It's more accurate and powerful than its predecessor.
The missile is able to hit targets in between 2,500 km and 3, 000 km, thus bridging the gap between Agni II missile which has a target of 2,500 km and Agni III missile having a range of 3,000 km.