India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Prithvi II missile from Odisha

Balasore: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile from a test range at Chandipur, Odisha.

The indigenously developed missile is capable of carrying 500kg -1000kg of warheads and has a strike range of 350 Km.

The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at about 10 am in the morning.

The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the launch activities were carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) and monitored by scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise.

With flight duration of 483 seconds Prithvi II can attain a peak altitude of 43.5 Km.

The missile was commissioned in Indian Army on January 27, 1996.

News24 Bureau