India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile


Bhubaneswar, Nov 14: The nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile is test-fired from a military base in Odisha on Friday, a senior Army official said.

Indigenously developed by India, this ballistic missile which has a strike range of 350 km and is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar.

The test was reportedly a part of the regular training exercise by the Indian armed forces. “The test was successful. It was a text book launch,” test range director M.V.K.V. Prasad is quoted by a daily.

The missile is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory. The last user trials of Prithvi-II in 2014 were successfully carried out from the same base on January 7, 2014 and March 28, 2014, they added.

(With Agency Inputs)


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