“The firing test of two missiles Prithvi-II operated by the Indian armed forces proceeded successfully”, it indicated, quoted by agency IANS. The preceding shooting of the Prithvi-II missile, carried out last September, showed a failure.
India operated these tests the day after the tests of the Pakistani missile Hatf-V (modification of Ghauri), with a range of 1.300 km.
Developed since the beginning of the 1980, Prithvi are short range ballistic missiles of able to transport a nuclear warhead, whose ground-to-ground version equips already the Indian Army. Prithvi II has a maximum range of firing of 350 km and it is able to transport a warhead of 500kg.