Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile successfully test fired

The country’s first nuclear weapons-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Prithvi-II, was successfully test-fired for its full strike range of 350 km from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, off  Odisha coast 

A missile unit of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) launched the indigenously developed missile at 9.15 a.m. from Launch Complex-III, as part of regular training exercise. Inducted into the SFC in 2003, Prithvi-II, the first missile to be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP), is now a proven technology, a DRDO release said.

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