India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile

India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile

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Prithvi missile (file pic)India: India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile, with a range of 350 km, from a test range near the district of Balasore, as part of a user trial by the Army. The missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads. It was a successful launch and all mission objectives were met. The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 at Chandipur.

The missile trajectory was tracked by DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha. The downrange teams onboard the ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown. Prithvi-II is the first missile to be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the country's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme and is now a proven technology. The missile is thrust by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory.

Source: NDTV