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Nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface to surface missile test-fired

Nov 14, 2014 18:32 IST

Prithvi-II missilePrithvi-II surface-to-surface missile was test-fired on 13 November 2014 at Chandipur, Odisha. The test-fired was part of a regular training exercise of Strategic Force Command of Defence (SFC) and monitored by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

Prithvi-II was developed indigenously which is nuclear-capable and has a strike range of 350 km. It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads.

It is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
Prithvi II was inducted into the SFC in 2003. This is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

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