India bootless in its much-hyped `Agni pariksha’ on Monday. Though the attack to barrage a missile for the aboriginal time during night was a calamus in its cap, the assay reportedly bootless to accomplish the pre-coordinated mission parameters.
The Army test-fired the surface-to-surface Intermediate Range
Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-II from the chip assay ambit (ITR) off the Orissa bank at about 7.50 pm. Defence sources said the nuclear able 2,000-km additional ambit missile was launched from complex-
IV positioned central the Wheelers Island, about 12 km from
Dhamra in Bhadrak district.
“The lift of the missile and alike the aboriginal date break were
smooth. But the it faltered aloof afore the additional date break and behaved accidental abnormal from its accommodating path. Further assay is
on to ascertain the cause,” said a source.
``The missile, which was appointed to be activated in November aboriginal week, was deferred due to some abstruse snags in its aeriform system. The abstruse snags were after rectified, but addition annihilate during the assay alike arch to the fiasco,” the antecedent claimed. During the aftermost test, termed as ‘trainer user trial’ on May 19, this missile too had bootless to accord the adapted results. It had again reportedly covered about 203 km in 127 abnormal afore coast into the sea.