India test-fired Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile successf

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India test-fired Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile successf

Postby member_23264 » 12 Aug 2013 10:45

India test-fired Nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile successfully Odisha coast
Balasore: India on Monday test-fired its home-grown nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile from a military base in Odisha, officials said.

The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district.

The entire launch operations of the Missile were carried out by the Armed Forces, monitored by the Scientists of DRDO. The flight test of the Prithvi-II met all the Mission objectives and was like a text book launch.

Prithvi is currently the mainstay of the SFC, along with the 700-km range Agni-I, 2000-km-plus range Agni-II and 3000-km range Agni-III ballistic missiles. Prithvi, the first missile developed under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), has a length of nine metres with one metre diameter thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engine.

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