India Army on 2 June 2017 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial.
The trial of this surface-to-surface missile was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
About Prithvi-II Missile
• Prithvi-II Missile is the first missile to be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).
• It was inducted into India's armed forces in 2003.
• It weighs around 4600 kilogram and has a strike range of 350 kilometre.
• It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
• The naval operational variant of Prithvi-II class missiles are known as Dhanush. It has already been inducted into Indian navy.
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