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India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Prithvi II missile

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India successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial by the Army.The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.

Prithvi II missile

  • The trial data of the missile was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) and showed positive results.

About Prithvi-II missile

The surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.

Weight 4600
Length 8.56m
Diameter 110 cm
Operational range 250 – 350km

The downrange teams on board a ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown.

Background

  • Inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003, Prithvi II, the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious IGMDP(Integrated Guided Missile Development Program) is now a proven technology.
  • The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully conducted on February 19, 2015 from the same test range in Odisha.