India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile

India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile.

India on August 12, 2013 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missilePrithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial for the defence forces. The sophisticated surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at 9.15am.

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 (IGMDP), 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.

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