Nuclear Capable Prithvi-II missile test fired from Odisha

Indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile was successfully test-fired from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha.

Missile test: It was carried out by Strategic Force Command (SFC) from a mobile launcher at launch complex-3 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.

About Prithvi-II Missile

  • Prithvi-II is a tactical short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by indigenously by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • It is the first missile indigenously developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).
  • Powered by: Can operate with both liquid and solid fuel twine engines.
  • Warheads: Capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of nuclear as well as conventional warheads.
  • Strike Range: It has strike range of 350 km.
  • It has the ability to dodge enemy missiles and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.
  • It has advanced inertial navigation, control and guidance system. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvering trajectory.
  • The missile was inducted into Indian armed forces in 2003.
  • Variants: Prithvi-I for the Indian Army; Prithvi-II for the Indian Air Force; and the Dhanush for the Indian Navy.

The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully conducted on February 16, 2016 from the same test range in Odisha.

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