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  1. RISING SUN

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    Missile test furthers India's push for Indian Ocean supremacy
    New Delhi draws line at Strait of Malacca as China tests the waters

    YUJI KURONUMA, Nikkei staff writer

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    India's Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles, mounted on a truck, pass by during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 23, 2006. © Reuters

    NEW DELHI -- India's recent test of a supersonic cruise missile is a strategic game-changer in the Indian Ocean, giving New Delhi the ability to hit targets as far away as the Strait of Malacca.

    The move continues a military buildup aimed at defending against incursions by an increasingly ambitious China into the Indian Ocean, which New Delhi regards as within its sphere of influence.

    The Indian Air Force fired a BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter Nov. 22 and struck a target in the Bay of Bengal, the weapon's first successful launch from a fighter jet. "The missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the ship target," the Defense Ministry said.

    The BrahMos, developed jointly with Russia, has been fired successfully from land- and ship-based systems. The 2.5-ton missile boasts a range exceeding 400km. Capable of traveling nearly triple the speed of sound, it is said to be the world's fastest high-precision cruise missile. The air force will work to make the weapon lighter and faster.

    The successful air launch "greatly enhances India's strike capability," a senior Indian defense official told the Nikkei Asian Review. "It would nullify attempts by India's enemies to engage in any kind of adventurism."

    "The plan is to have around 40 Sukhoi jets armed with BrahMos missiles," the official said.

    Though India has not disclosed where the BrahMos will be deployed, likely sites include the territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the eastern half of the Bay of Bengal, the city of Visakhapatnam on the bay's western edge and the state of Gujarat on the Arabian Sea.

    A defense source said the BrahMos can reach anywhere in the Indian Ocean. "The Strait of Malacca also is covered in its range if the missile is fired from Andaman and Nicobar Islands," the source added.

    Stronger deterrent

    The Strait of Malacca, though far from Indian territory, stirs anxiety in New Delhi based on forays by Chinese vessels in recent years.

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    A Chinese submarine was confirmed to be in the Indian Ocean for about three months between late 2013 and early 2014, and again for a similar length of time in the latter half of 2014. Chinese subs have docked in Sri Lanka, a stone's throw from India itself. And multiple Chinese vessels, including a submarine, were spotted in the Indian Ocean this summer during a military standoff between the two countries over a border dispute.

    India increasingly views the Strait of Malacca, a potential entry point for these ships, as a key line of defense in any conflict.

    India's navy also intends to reinforce control of the Indian Ocean with the Vikrant -- the country's first domestically built aircraft carrier -- which the Defense Ministry expects to be completed in the next few years. The navy plans to form two carrier strike groups, centered on the Vikrant and an existing carrier, enabling it to operate on two fronts: against both China and Pakistan.

    India ranked fifth in defense spending last year at $55.9 billion, data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute shows. This totals just over one-quarter of second-ranked China's $215.1 billion budget. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government boosted defense spending by 9% for a second straight year in fiscal 2017, compared with China's 7% increase, with New Delhi focusing on the air force as well as research and development.

    India's maritime military buildup could benefit the Indo-Pacific strategy it is pursuing with Japan, the U.S. and Australia as a check on China. But with Washington and New Delhi still at odds on some issues, the benefits could take time to manifest.

    Not quite united

    Diplomats from the four democracies met Nov. 12 on the sidelines of regional summits in Manila to discuss cooperation toward a "free and open Indo-Pacific," including freedom of navigation and maritime security in the Indian and Pacific oceans -- the first such quadrilateral talks in a decade.

    The Strait of Malacca also is covered in its range if the missile is fired from Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    A source at India's defense ministry
    But the statements released by each country after the meeting show that their interests may not be fully aligned. Srikanth Kondapalli, a professor of Chinese studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, noted that the statements from Washington, Tokyo and Canberra largely matched on nine main points, such as a rules-based order as well as North Korea and proliferation. But New Delhi avoided three of these, including maritime security, he said.

    "There are some discussions going on regarding these topics," Kondapalli said. "There are reservations and internal debates, like for maritime security." He cited friction over "what to sell and what not to sell" to countries involved in South China Sea territorial disputes.

    "The U.S. proposes harmony and coordination" among the four nations, Kondapalli said. "But India says, 'We are a big country, and we have our own views on this.'"

    The BrahMos could become a source of such discord. India, eyeing security cooperation with Vietnam on the eastern edge of the Indian Ocean, reportedly plans to sell BrahMos missiles to the country. "That would possibly be viewed in a negative way" by Washington because it could "disturb the U.S. calculation" on regional security, the professor said.

    And Washington's recent inward turn fuels skepticism in New Delhi about its would-be U.S. partner. Though the two nations are ostensibly on the same page regarding the quadrilateral partnership, India plans to prioritize its own Indian Ocean strategy of reinforcing its military presence, participating in the Indo-Pacific framework only as an extension of that.
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    05-December, 2017 19:40 IST
    Successful Launch of Akash Missile

    The Surface to Air Missile AKASH with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target Banshee, has been successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR Chandipur today at 1338 hrs. The Radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile. The launch operations were witnessed by Director General (Missiles), DRDO and Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri (SA to RM) Dr. G Satheesh Reddy; Director DRDL, Shri MSR Prasad; Program Director, Shri G Chandra Mouli; Director ITR, Dr. BK Das and other top DRDO scientists.

    SA to RM congratulated all the DRDO scientists and Armed Forces for this success.

    This missile is being inducted into Army as Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM). This is the first Surface to Air Missile with indigenous seeker that has been test fired. With this success, India has achieved the capability of making any type of Surface to Air Missile.

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    Balasore (Odisha), December 5

    India on Tuesday successfully test-fired Akash its supersonic surface-to-air missile with indigenous radio frequency seeker from a test range in Odisha, officials said. The state-of-the-art indigenous missile targeting an UAV 'Banshee', was fired from the launch complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here this afternoon.

    "The radars, telemetry and electro-optical systems along the coast have tracked and monitored all the health parameters of the missile," an official statement said. The supersonic missile is the first surface-to-air missile with indigenous seeker to be test fired and is being inducted into the Army as short range surface to air missile.

    With the successful test firing, India has achieved the capability of making any type of surface-to-air missile, defence sources said. Akash has a strike range of about 25 km and carries a 55-kg fragmentation warhead that is triggered by proximity fuse. It is an all-weather area air defence weapon system for defending vulnerable areas against medium range air targets penetrating from low, medium and high altitudes.

    Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Akash missile system has the capability to neutralise aerial targets like fighter jets, cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles. The system is designed to neutralise multiple aerial targets attacking from several directions simultaneously.

    The system is autonomous and its operation is fully automated. There is flexibility in deployment, they said. It uses state-of-the-art integral ram jet rocket propulsion system and the onboard digital autopilot ensures stability and control. Electro-pneumatic servo actuation system controls cruciform wings for agile response and thermal batteries provide onboard power supply.

    The radio proximity fuse has advanced signal processing features. Together with the pre-fragmented warhead and safety arming mechanism, a high kill probability of manoeuvring targets is assured.

    The launch operations were witnessed by Director General (Missiles) of DRDO and Scientific Adviser to the defence minister G Satheesh Reddy and other senior officials of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Reddy congratulated all the DRDO scientists and Armed Forces for the successful test firing of Akash, the statement said. — PTI
     
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    Tessy Thomas receiving the Dr. Pinnamaneni and Smt Seethadevi Foundation Award in Vijayawada on Saturday. | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

    VIJAYAWADA, December 16, 2017 23:43 IST
    Updated: December 16, 2017 23:43 IST
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...sile-woman-receives-award/article21824091.ece


    Advises students to draw inspiration from Abdul Kalam at a college here
    ‘Missile Woman of India’ and Director of Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) Tessy Thomas was presented the Dr Pinnamaneni and Smt. Seethadevi Foundation award here on Saturday. Foundation Managing Trustee C Nageswara Rao and trust member and daughter of Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao after whom the awarded is named, Ch Sudha, presented the award.

    The Missile Woman now shares the award with distinguished scientists like A.P.J.Abdul Kalam— who was also her mentor, M.S.Swaminathan and Prof C.N.R. Rao.

    Prof V Ramalingaswami and Sribhashyam Appalacharyalu were the first to be conferred the award in 1989. The other eminent persons who received the award include V Kurien, Lata Mangeshkar, S.P.Balasubramanyam, R.K Laxman, K.J.Jesudas, Karan Singh, B.G.Verghese, Ramanand Sagar, Sudha Murty, E.Sreedharan, Zakir Hussain, Y.V.Reddy and Changati Koteswara Rao.

    The Gramapragathi Puraskaram was presented to the Swacha Sundara Challapalli Udyamam represented by doctor couple D R K Prasad and Padmavati.

    Earlier the Missile woman spoke to the students of the V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College, Kanuru.

    She asked the students to ensure a strong hold on the basics of engineering, mathematics and physics to be successful in any area.

    Sharing her experiences of working along with former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the missile technologies, she urged the students to take Abdul Kalam as their role model and work hard for the overall growth of the nation.

    She stressed on the need to be skilful in the latest technologies such as cloud computing, big data analytics, Internet of Things and cyber security as there were many opportunities across the nation in both public and private sectors.

    Space technologies

    Students were all charged up after listening to her talk and actively participated in the interaction that primarily centred around missile and space technologies.

    President of the Siddhartha Academy N. Venkateswarulu, vice-president C. Nageswara Rao, Principal A.V. Ratna Prasad, CSE HoD V. Srinivasa Rao and heads of other departments M. Suneetha and PVRL Narasimham were present.
     
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    Pre-induction test of 5000-km range Agni-V missile successful

    BHUBANESWAR: India on Thursday successfully conducted pre-induction test of the country’s longest range nuke-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-V from a defence base off the Odisha coast.

    The most sophisticated and complex 5000-km range weapon system capable of delivering nuclear warhead with high precision was test fired amid China’s concern over India’s inter-continental missile capabilities.

    Defence sources said the indigenously built Inter-Continental range Ballistic Missile (ICBM) blasted off from a canister at the Abdul Kalam Island, a part of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 9.50 am.

    The entire mission team celebrated the moment as the missile pierced into the sky, spewing thick yellow and white smoke.

    "The test was highly successful as Agni-V demonstrated the maturity, repeatability and robustness of the system, paving the way for initiation of its production and subsequent induction," said a defence official over phone from New Delhi.

    A symbol of DRDO’s technological excellence and India’s strength, the missile flew on a predefined path and reached its destination with expected precision.

    “We are ready to go further and the system has to get inducted fast. Three consecutive success of the canisterised version of the missile have proved the designs are just perfect and the system is matured. Now the missile is ready for the production,” the official told ‘The New Indian Express’.

    The missile, powered by three stage solid rocket motors had in fact a flawless, spectacular launch in auto mode and followed its entire trajectory in textbook manner, dropping the three motors at predefined stages into the Bay of Bengal.

    Commanded by the on-board computer with a support of highly accurate ring laser gyro based inertial navigation system, modern micro inertial navigation system (MINS), fully digital control system and
    advanced compact avionics, the missile hit the designated target point accurately, meeting all mission objectives.

    Three warships – one in midrange and two at the target point tracked the missile and witnessed the final event. All the radars and electro-optical systems monitored the performance parameters of the weapon and displayed information in real time.


    All the systems and subsystems of the missile, including the launch system, navigation system, control systems, rocket motors and re-entry mechanism performed well. The re-entry heat shield withstood
    temperatures of over 3000 degree centigrade and made the avionics function normally.

    As the missile is expected to be inducted in the armed forces soon, personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) along with its top brass was present during all the operations to get acquainted with the system and trained.

    Agni-V is the country’s first intercontinental range ballistic missile which is capable of hitting targets in all
    Asian countries and parts of Africa and Europe. The 17-meter long, 2-meter wide, three-stage, solid-fuelled missile can carry a payload of 1.5 tonne and weighs around 50 tonnes.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/nat...-range-agni-v-missile-successful-1757362.html
     
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    18-January, 2018 16:27 IST
    Successful Fifth Flight Test of Agni-5 Ballistic Missile

    Long Range Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was successfully flight tested for its full range today at 0953 hrs from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. This was the fifth test of the Missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher. All the five missions have been successful.

    The flight performance of the missile was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission. All objectives of the mission have been successfully met. This successful test of Agni-5 reaffirms the country’s indigenous missile capabilities and further strengthens our credible deterrence.

    The launch operations were led by Project Director, Agni-5, Shri G Ramaguru and Programme Director, Agni, Shri MRM Babu. Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems Dr G Satheesh Reddy witnessed the launch. Directors of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Labs namely ASL, DRDL, ITR, RCI and TBRL reviewed the entire launch operations. Senior officials from the Armed Forces were present on the occasion. Chairman DRDO & Secretary DDR&D Dr S Christopher congratulated Agni-5 team and said that the fifth consecutive successful flight test of Agni-5 is a major boost to country’s defence capabilities.

    Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman while inaugurating the Defence Industry Development Meet at Chennai, shared her happiness on the successful flight test of Agni-5. She congratulated DRDO on this successful feat and also lauded the industries who contributed to the manufacture of indigenous technologies that went into the making of the missile.

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    A file photo of Agni 5 missile. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena


    It is the most advanced in the series and has a strike range of over 5,000 km.
    India on Thursday successfully tested Agni-V, validating the long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile’s reliability.

    “This was the fifth test of the missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on a road mobile launcher. All the five missions have been successful,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

    The missile was tested for its full range at 9.53 a.m. from the Dr. Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. The launch was supervised by project director G. Ramaguru and programme director M.R.M. Babu. The flight performance of the missile was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission.

    “All objectives of the mission have been successfully met,” the Defence Ministry statement added.

    Agni-V, with a range of over 5,000 km, is India’s longest range ballistic missile and can reach most parts of China, making it the mainstay of India’s triad to deliver nuclear weapons.

    Deterrence strength
    The user associate test-flight of the missile has further boosted indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence strength of the country.

    Describing the trial as “fully successful,” the sources said, the sophisticated missile travelled for 19 minutes and covered 4,900 km.

    Agni-V is the most advanced missile in the Agni series with new technologies incorporated in it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.

    “The navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the missile reached the target point within few metres of accuracy. The high speed on-board computer and fault-tolerant software along with robust and reliable bus guided the missile flawlessly,” said an official of the Defence Research and Development Organisation.

    The missile is so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory, it will turn towards the Earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction of the Earth’s gravitational pull, he said.

    Its path is precisely directed by the advanced on-board computer and inertial navigation system, the official added.

    Short preparation time
    The first two successful flights of Agni-V in 2012 and 2013 were in open configuration.

    The third, fourth and Thursday’s launch from a canister, integrated with a mobile sophisticated launcher, were in its deliverable configuration that enables launch of the missile with a very short preparation time as compared to an open configuration.

    It also has advantages of higher reliability, longer shelf life, less maintenance and enhanced mobility.

    (With PTI inputs)
     
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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...d-this-year/story-Ne4Svt9n2H2ecjEfwAbq6H.html
    800-km range BrahMos missile to be tested this year
    BrahMos variants can be launched from land, air, sea and under water.
    Updated: Jan 20, 2018 09:02 IST
    Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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    A video grab showing the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, that was fired successfully for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force, above the Bay of Bengal in November last year.(PTI FILE PHOTO)



    India is laying the groundwork to test a high-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of striking targets more than 800 km away, a person familiar with the programme said.

    The missile is likely to be tested by the year-end.

    India has already extended the range of the three-tonne missile from 290 km to 400 km and successfully test-fired the variant in March 2017. Increasing the missile’s range to 400 km — and now 800 km — became possible after India’s induction into the Missile Technology Control Regime in June 2016.

    Prior to that, India was bound by restrictions that limited the range of the missile, which is an Indo-Russian joint venture, to less than 300 km.

    “It will be a significant leap forward for the BrahMos project. Air force fighters will be able to attack targets from increased standoff ranges,” said another official tracking the project.

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation had announced in February 2017 that a missile variant with a strike range of 800 km was under development.

    The configuration of the existing missile is being tweaked to enhance its range to 800 km, he said.

    BrahMos variants can be launched from land, air, sea and under water. India successfully launched the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi-30 warplane for the first time against a target in the Bay of Bengal in November 2017.

    “The Sukhoi has a range of 3,600 km. Arming it with an 800-km range missile will increase its reach tremendously, and even more, considering the option of midair refuelling,” the official said.

    The missile’s land and naval variants are already in service. At least two Su-30 squadrons with 20 planes each are likely to be equipped with the air-launch variant BrahMos missile, 500 kg lighter than the land/naval variants.

    Two Su-30 jets have been modified by the Nasik division of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to carry the 2.5-tonne missile that flies at nearly three times the speed of sound.
     
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    Some Indian journalist has comprehension issues,he or she read 6 as 8 :lol:
    Current form of Brahmos cannot go above 600 Km. Period.
     
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    Posted at: Feb 6, 2018, 11:08 AM;
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    India test fires nuclear-capable Agni-I missile off Odisha coast

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    It was 18th version of Agni-I, which could achieve all parameters within the stipulated time period, said defence sources. File photo

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/na...e-agni-i-missile-off-odisha-coast/539579.html
    Bhubaneswar, February 6

    India on Tuesday test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range off the Odisha coast.


    The Strategic Forces Command of the Army conducted the user trial of the 700 km range missile from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore.


    It was 18th version of Agni-I, which could achieve all parameters within the stipulated time period, said defence sources. The missile was inducted into service in 2004, sources said.

    The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was launched as part of a regular training exercise by the armed forces, said the defence sources.

    The trial reconfirms the Army’s readiness to fire it at short notice, sources added. The Agni-I missile has a specialised navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

    It has proved its excellent performance in terms of range and accuracy.

    The 15-metre-long Agni-I weighing 12 tonne can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg. The last trial was successfully conducted on November 22, 2016, from the same base. IANS

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    The 15-metre-long Agni-I weighing 12 tonne can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg. File photo.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...uccessfully/article22665930.ece?homepage=true

    It has a specialised navigation system, which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision

    India on Tuesday flight-tested the indigenously developed Agni-I ballistic missile that can carry a nuclear payload as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range off the Odisha coast.

    The Strategic Forces Command of the Army conducted the user trial of the 700 km range missile from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore.

    It was 18th version of Agni-I, which could achieve all parameters within the stipulated time period, said defence sources.

    The missile was inducted into service in 2004, the sources pointed out.

    The surface-to-surface, single stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was launched as part of a regular training exercise by the armed forces, said the sources. The trial reconfirmed the Army’s readiness to fire it at short notice.

    The missile has a specialised navigation system, which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision. It has proved its excellent performance in terms of range and accuracy.

    The 15-metre-long Agni-I, weighing 12 tonnes, can carry payloads up to 1,000 kg.

    The last trial was successfully conducted on November 22, 2016 from the same base.

     
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    Balasore (Odisha), February 7

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/na...uclear-capable-prithvi-ii-missile/540165.html

    India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha, defence sources said.

    The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near here at around 11.35 am, they said.

    Describing the trial as a complete success, they said all mission objectives were met during the test launch.

    The perfect test launch came after successful trial of Agni-5 on January 18 and Agni-1 missile conducted from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Tuesday.


    Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kilogram of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.


    The state-of-the-art missile uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target, they said.


    The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially formed Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the Army and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, they said.

    “The missile trajectory was tracked by radars, electro- optical tracking systems and telemetry stations by the DRDO along the coast of Odisha,” the sources said.

    The downrange teams on board the ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown.

    In salvo mode, on November 21, 2016, two missiles were successfully test-fired in quick succession from the same base and the last trial was successful on June 2, 2017, from the same base.

    Inducted into the Armed forces in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), sources said. PTI
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...r-capable-agni-ii-missile/article22804407.ece

    India on Tuesday test-fired its medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of 2,000 km from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast, Defence sources said.

    The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher at the Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 8.38 am, the sources said.

    The Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) has already been inducted into the services and today’s test was carried out by the Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) with logistic support provided by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), they said.

    The 20-m-long Agni-II ballistic missile has a launch weight of 17 tonne and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg over a distance of 2,000 kms.

    The state-of-the-art missile, already a part of the country’s arsenal for strategic deterrence, was launched as a training exercise by the armed forces, a DRDO scientist said.

    Agni-II, a two-stage missile, equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by a unique command and control system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system, he said.

    The entire trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and two naval ships located near the impact point in the down range area of the Bay of Bengal.

    Agni-II was developed by the Advanced Systems Laboratory along with other DRDO laboratories and integrated by the Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad, sources said.

    The missile is part of the Agni series of missiles which includes the Agni-I with a 700 km range, Agni-III with a 3,000 km range, Agni-IV and Agni-V both having long range capabilities.

    The first proto type of the Agni-II missile was carried out on April 11, 1999 and last launch was a user’s trial on May 4, 2017.
     
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    Press Trust of India, Balasore (Odisha), Feb 23 2018, 16:13 IST
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    Missile is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets, the sources said, adding that its trial was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence forces. pti file photo


    India today successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 kms from a naval ship off Odisha coast, defence officials said.

    The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at around 10.52 am, the officials said.

    Missile is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets, the sources said, adding that its trial was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence forces.

    ''The missile launch was part of training exercise by the SFC of Indian Navy,'' one official said.

    Describing the test launch as ''a complete success'', the officials said all mission objectives were met during the trial.

    ''The missile launch and its flight performance were monitored from DRDO telemetry and radar facilities in the Odisha coast,'' they said.

    The single-stage, liquid-propelled has already been inducted into the defence services. It is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).

    The last trial was successfully tested on April 9, 2015, the sources added.