India successful test fires home-made nuclear-capable Prithvi II short-range ballistic missile 07101

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Monday, October 7, 2013 09:56 AM
 
India successful test fires its home-made nuclear-capable Prithvi II short-range ballistic missile.
India on Monday, October 7, 2013, test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface short range ballistic missile (SRBM) with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur, about 15 km from here. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 9.14 AM, defence sources said.
     
India on Monday, October 7, 2013, test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface short range ballistic missile (SRBM) with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur, about 15 km from here. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 9.14 AM, defence sources said.
Prithvi-II is a tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile.
     

The Prithvi II missile was inducted into India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2003 and is the first missile developed by DRDO under India’s IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.

"The launch was part of a regular training exercise of SFC and was monitored by DRDO scientists," the source said.

Prithvi, the first missile developed under India’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines, uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.

On September 14, India successfully test-fired for a nuclear-capable missile that can reach Beijing and much of Europe.

 

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