India has successfully conducted the first night trial of surface to surface medium range Agni II missile. The test of the nuclear capable missile was conducted yesterday night at Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
Agni II which is already been inducted into the Indian armed forces is an intermediate range ballistic missile(IRBM).
This is the first time when a sophisticated missile has been tested at night, the complete trajectory of the trial was tracked using Tally Metric observation stations, sophisticated Raders and Electro-optic instruments in the down range area of Bay of Bengal. The trial was done by Strategic Forces Command(SFC) of the Indian army in tandem with the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO). Agni II is capable of carrying a load of 2000 kgs over a distance of 1000 kms.