New Delhi (Sputnik) — The missile was launched from a mobile launcher located on Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 10:23 am (IST). A mobile launcher can be moved anywhere, including rugged areas, and is, by its very nature, less vulnerable to air strikes. Last week, India also tested its Agni-III missile which can hit targets up to 3,000 kilometers.
The missile, which is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and advanced onboard computer, has the latest features to correct and guide in-flight disturbances. Agni-II uses solid fuel as a propellant. Solid fuel is compact and non-corrosive and has a greater shelf life and permits greater mobility, survivability, and maneuverability.
India tested the BrahMos III land attack version on Wednesday and the long range tactical version on Tuesday.