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India conducted another test of a ballistic missile Agni II

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While Western (and some other) countries are trying to focus on the missile programs of Iran and North Korea, the Indian army continues to test its upgraded ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Today, the Indian media reported about another such test.


We are talking about testing Agni II missiles with a range of up to 2,2 thousand. Km. The launch was carried out from the Abdul Kalam test site. It is noted that the launch of the rocket was carried out from a mobile launcher today at about 8: 48 local time.

Trials like declared, confirmed the characteristics of the rocket Agni II. It is capable of carrying a payload weighing up to 1 tons. The mass of the rocket itself is about 17 tons. Agni II is equipped with a modern navigation system and a “unique control system” capable of controlling, among other things, fuel consumption.

India conducted another test of a ballistic missile Agni II

Agni II as an element of the military parade in India

The developers note that this rocket is one of the most important components of the Indian defensive potential. In fact, we are talking about an upgraded version of the rocket, which was originally commissioned by the Indian army in 2002 year.
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  1. san4es
    san4es 20 February 2018 13: 11
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    Technical Reference.
    "Agni" - the "family" of Indian ballistic missiles of various ranges (from small to medium), developed as part of the "Integrated guided missile development program"


    These missiles are a means of delivery of nuclear weapons of the Indian Armed Forces. In early 2010, the family of missiles "Agni" raquo; included three detailed options and one developed:
    * "Agni" - Test version, the first launch in May 1989;
    * "Agni-I" - short-range ballistic missile, 500 - 700 km;
    * "Agni-II" - medium-range ballistic missile, 2000 - 3000 km;
    * "Agni-3" - medium-range ballistic missile, 3000 - 5500 km;
    * "Agni-4" - not developed, perhaps an intermediate test version of "Agni-3";
    * "Agni-5" - ICBM, 5000 - 6000 km (under development).
    The main rocket of this family is the Agni-II.
    Two-stage solid-fuel medium-range ballistic missile. The first stage is the Agni-I rocket. The development of this missile was launched in March 1998 by decision of the Government of India based on the Agni-II and Prithvi missiles.
    The deployment time of the complex is about 15 minutes, compared with almost 6 hours of preparation of the Agni rocket. Another important characteristic of the complex was its basing on a mobile railway or automobile platform, which allowed moving the complex and firing from anywhere in the country.
    1. MoJloT
      MoJloT 20 February 2018 13: 17
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      Agni II is equipped with a modern navigation system and a “unique control system” that is able to control, among other things, fuel consumption

      Interestingly all this is able to work in the event of a global exchange of blows?
      1. taiga2018
        taiga2018 20 February 2018 13: 20
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        Quote: MoJloT
        Does all this work in the event of a global exchange of blows?

        I'm afraid to imagine it, but I think that few people know about it ... this reassures developers ...
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 20 February 2018 15: 33
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          Quote: taiga2018
          Quote: MoJloT
          Does all this work in the event of a global exchange of blows?

          I'm afraid to imagine it, but I think that few people know about it ... this reassures developers ...

          Actually, the launcher seemed flimsy to me too
      2. san4es
        san4es 20 February 2018 13: 25
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        Quote: MoJloT
        ... Interestingly, all this is able to work in the event of a global exchange of blows?

        request ... Well then, how Shiva decides.
        "Hindu suggests, and Shiva disposes" - Hindu folk wisdom bully

        Shiva is the destroyer God. His admirers are called “Shaivites,” who believe that before you create something, you need to destroy it. He destroys the universe when the time comes. He is considered the god of death and the birth of man. He is involved in the universe and change. He is depicted in lilac or dark blue, with four arms and three eyes. His third eye is located in the middle of the forehead.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 20 February 2018 15: 40
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          Quote: san4es
          Shiva is the destroyer god

          It is funny, but initially Shiva symbolized Persistence and the Masculine principle as opposed to the Shakti (Variability, Creativity and the Feminine principle).
          And now the woman is a symbol of constancy and the keeper of the hearth ...
          Agni - means FIRE. So the patron is the Shakti rocket, not Shiva.
          1. san4es
            san4es 20 February 2018 15: 44
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            Quote: Shurik70
            ... Agni - means FIRE. So the patron is the Shakti rocket, not Shiva.

            what ... Who, then, will understand their deities?
    2. Ascetic
      Ascetic 20 February 2018 13: 33
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      Quote: san4es
      * "Agni-5" - ICBM, 5000 - 6000 km (under development).

      Adopted in 2016, although test launches will continue. differs from previous versions by the presence of the third stage and will be equipped with MIRV individual guided nuclear warheads. On the basis of the Agni-V ICBMs in India, the development of the Agni-VI ICBMs capable of carrying 10 nuclear warheads at a range of 8000 to 10000 km has been launched.

      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus 20 February 2018 13: 47
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        Quote: Ascetic
        Adopted in 2014

        But so far, according to the Americans, it’s not developed. Although this is a matter of time.
  2. taiga2018
    taiga2018 20 February 2018 13: 11
    +3
    India is growing so quietly, since the Americans do not bother them, seeing them as a counterbalance to China on the one hand, and Pakistan (which the US has not been doing with lately) on the other ...
    1. Odysseus
      Odysseus 20 February 2018 13: 25
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      Quote: taiga2018
      it’s good that the Americans don’t interfere with them, seeing them as a counterweight to China

      They do not just "do not interfere", but actively help, precisely to create one of the centers of confrontation between the PRC. The super idea is to make all sorts of natives from the Japanese to the Indians fight for "American values" with the PRC.
      Along the way, a huge Indian market is conquered.
      1. taiga2018
        taiga2018 20 February 2018 13: 29
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        Quote: Odyssey
        The super idea is to make all sorts of natives from the Japanese to the Indians fight for "American values" with the PRC.

        and there will be, even there is no doubt at all ... the question is how to use all this for us ...
        1. Odysseus
          Odysseus 20 February 2018 13: 44
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          Quote: taiga2018
          the question is how to use all this for us ...

          We don’t have time to live.
          With regard to Russia, the American establishment has acute contradictions.
          One group believes that a weak and dependent Russia needs to be kept afloat for a future confrontation with the PRC, that is, they want Russian natives to join the war with the PRC. This is, for example, a "friendly" group focused on US interests.
          The second one is “globalist”, it believes that Russia has weakened quite a lot within the framework of market reforms and that it needs to be ended and negotiated with China. These are oriented to the interests of TNCs and the Democratic Party.
          We need to overturn the script of both. To start, just survive.
          As for Indian affairs, keep strict neutrality and maintain India as a market.
  3. askort154
    askort154 20 February 2018 13: 47
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    An amazing thing. In July 2017, India and Pakistan entered the SCO. There was 6 (Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) became 8. Russia seated China, India and Pakistan together! The SCO strategy also includes security issues.
  4. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 20 February 2018 14: 20
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    Well, at least the Indians are not disguising themselves, they are testing a medium-range missile for military purposes and are talking directly about it. At the same time, the United States, which was impatient to acquire a new "pershing", disguised the tests of the INF as a space program. And then it will withdraw from the Treaty, of course, "through the fault of Russia" and magically deploy the corresponding missiles at its bases around Russia - well .... so that the United States can be protected from Iranian aggression ...
  5. Old26
    Old26 20 February 2018 22: 36
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    Quote: Shurik70
    Actually, the launcher seemed flimsy to me too

    And this is not a launcher. The launcher is based on the TATRA-813


    Quote: Alex-a832
    Well, at least the Indians are not disguising themselves, they are testing a medium-range missile for military purposes and they are talking directly about it ..

    Why should they disguise themselves. They, like Pakistan, North Korea, China, Iran, Israel did not sign the INF Treaty.

    Quote: Alex-a832
    At the same time, the United States, which had the desire to acquire a new “pershing,” disguised the tests of the INF as a space program.

    Can I find out what space programs they are masking?
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 21 February 2018 13: 01
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      Quote: Old26

      And this is not a launcher

      Something doesn't look like
      Quote: Ascetic

  6. Old26
    Old26 21 February 2018 14: 14
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    Quote: Shurik70
    Quote: Old26

    And this is not a launcher

    Something doesn't look like
    Quote: Ascetic


    The photograph that regularly appears at the parade is a maximum transport vehicle. The launcher is based on the basis of the TATRA-813 machine with an 8x8 wheel arrangement. I brought a photograph of the Tatra itself, not the launcher. In the photo Ascetic - test missiles from the railway launcher