Maiden test launch of an indian nuclear-capable missile Agni-II Plus ended in failure Indian army
Defense News - India
Friday , 10 December 2010, 16:00 PM
The maiden test launch of an indian nuclear-capable missile Agni-II Plus ended in failure.
The maiden test launch of an Indian nuclear-capable missile Agni-II Plus ended in fiasco on Friday after it plunged into the sea a few seconds after takeoff, the Indian Express newspaper reported.
Agni-II nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile Indian army
The Agni-II Plus, a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile with a maximum range of 3,000 km, was launched from Wheeler Island off coastal waters of the eastern state of Orissa at 10:00 a.m. local time [04:00 GMT].
It is as yet unclear why the missile dropped off into the sea, India's Defense Ministry said.
A nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile failed to take off during a test fire on September 24. An Agni-I missile was successfully test fired a month later.