India successfully test fires Agni-II plus missile

India today test-fired the Agni-II plus missile from the Wheeler Island of Dhamra in Odisha Coast. Our correspondent reports, the maiden missile test-fire was conducted at 10 this morning from the launch complex number 4 of the Wheeler Island under Chandipore Integrated Test Range.
The new series Agni-II plus, a surface-to-surface missile, is capable of carrying nuclear warheads of 1 tonne and can strike targets within a range of 2,500 to 3,000 km. The new missile is said to be an intermediary between Agni-II and Agni-III. Agni-II plus, also known as Agni-II prime, is developed by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and expected to usher a new chapter in the India's missile programme.
Being an upgraded version of the Agni-II missile, the new missile, is more accurate and powerful and with better range. The Agni II plus missile can also carry extra fuel and will have a new motor in its re-entry vehicle for better maneuverability and an improved navigation system.