India successfully test-fires Prithvi-2 missile from Odisha

India today successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-2 missile from a military base in Chandipore-on-sea off Odisha coast.

The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile which has a strike range of 350 km was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at 9.15 this morning.

The launch of the sleek missile was conducted as part of operational exercise by the strategic force command of the defence services. The total launch activities were monitored by the scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of practice drill.

The Prithvi-II missile, developed by the DRDO, is already inducted into the Indian armed forces.

Prithvi, the first missile developed under India's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.

The last users trial of Prithvi-II was successfully carried out from the same base on on 20th of December last year.
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