Prithvi-II missile test fired successfully from Odisha

India successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350km from a test range at Chandipur, Odisha. The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the total launch activities were carried out by the specially formed Strategic Forces Command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of DRDO as part of a practice drill.

About Prithvi-II Missile
  • Indigenously developed by DRDO as the first missile to be developed under India’s prestigious IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program)
  • Nuclear capable
  • 350 km strike range
  • Can carry 500kg to 1000kg of warheads
  • Liquid propulsion twine engines
  • Advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvering trajectory
  • Inducted into India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2003

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