TNI Bureau: India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore of Odisha.
The surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range at about 9:21 AM.
The Prithvi-II missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is already inducted into the Indian Armed forces.
The Prithvi, the first missile developed under India’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines, and uses advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory.
The last trial of Prithvi-II was successfully carried out from the same base on 4th October 2012.