India successfully test fired the indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile from the test range at chandpur. It was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of integrated test range.
It has payload capacity 500 kg to 1000 kg warhead with strike capacity of 350 km. The last test firing of Prithvi-II in 2014 were successfully carried out from chandpur on 7 January, 2014 and 28 March, 2014.
Prithvi II, which was inducted into the SFC (Strategic Force Command) in 2003, is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). Today’s launch was part of a regular training exercise of SFC to randomly choose from the production stock and be monitored by DRDO scientists.