Wheeler Island (India)

Wheeler Island (India)

Wheeler Island (India)

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Wheeler Island is an island off the coast of Orissa, India. It is approximately 150 km from the state capital Bhubaneshwar. India maintains a missile testing facility on the island.

Wheeler Island is located approximately 10 kilometers off the East coast of India on the Bay of Bengal and about 70 kilometers south of Chandipur in Orissa. The island is approximately 2 kilometers long and occupies about . Wheeler Island is the missile test facility for the most of Indian missiles including long range ones.Access to the test facility is by ship as there is no bridge or airport connecting the island to the mainland. There is a small helipad, but missile airframes and all supplies, construction materials and heavy equipment arrive by ship.

LocationIt is located in Orissa in Bhadrak District near Chandbali, 150 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, nearest port is the Dhamara port. On 17/5/2010 missile Agni-II and 0n 26/07/2010 interceptor missile was launched from this island.

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