Prithvi – II Missile Test Fired Successfully

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Prithvi – II Missile Test Fired Successfully

India on October 4th, 2012 successfully test fired its indigenously developed, nuclear – capable ballistic missile Prithvi – II from a test range in Odisha. The missile was test fired by the Strategic Forces Command ( SFC ) from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha.

All the radars and electro – optical systems along the coast have monitored the missile throughout its flight path. The Defence Research and Development Organization ( DRDO ) have developed Prithvi – II for the Indian Air Force for deep interdiction and the missile can be armed with a nuclear warhead weighing 500 kg. In this flight, it carried conventional explosives.

Prithvi – II is a user – friendly missile which has a completely guided trajectory. The SFC had earlier launched it on August 25th, 2012 and the flight was successful. The Indian Army is already armed with the single – stage Prithvi – II, which uses liquid propellants. From July 2012 onwards the Strategic Forces Command had launched a series of strategic missiles including Agni – I, Agni – II and Agni – III. It is one of the five missiles that were developed under the country’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programs.

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