Training launch of Prithvi-II missile successful

India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test fired its nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile for its full strike range of 350 km from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, off Odisha coast.  The launch was part of regular training exercise.

About Prithvi-II
  • First missile to be developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)
  • Surface-to-surface
  • Single-stage liquid fuelled
  • Payload capacity- 500 to 1000 kg
  • Range: 350km
  • Variants: Prithvi I for Army, Prithvi II for Air Force and;  Dhanush for the Navy
  • Inducted into the SFC in 2003

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