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Agni 2


Indian intermediate range ballistic missile. Program revived in 1998, assumed to be nuclear warhead-capable. Known flight tests from 1999.

Maximum range: 2,875 km (1,786 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket.

Location: Hyderabad, India.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 16,000 kg (35,000 lb).
Height: 18.99 m (62.32 ft).
Diameter: 1.01 m (3.30 ft).
Thrust: 503.00 kN (113,078 lbf).
Apogee: 405 km (251 mi).
First Launch: 1999.04.11.
Last Launch: 2011.09.30.
Number: 7 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Agni Two stage ballistic missile consisting of 1 x Agni + 1 x Prithvi. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Launch Sites
  • Balasore Indian military testing range, known to have been used for at least 489 launches from 1979 to 2008, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • Agni 2-1 Solid rocket stage. 700.00 kN (157,366 lbf) thrust. Mass 11,500 kg (25,353 lb). More...

Agni 2 Chronology


1999 April 11 - . 04:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 Research and development launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 January 17 - . 04:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 Research and development launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2004 August 29 - . 07:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Operational test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2009 May 19 - . 04:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2009 November 23 - . 14:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

2010 May 17 - . 03:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2. LV Configuration: Agni A2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Summary: Training launch.

2011 September 30 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Apogee: 220 km (130 mi). Summary: Test mission over Bay of Bengal..

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