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N-capable Prithvi II successfully test-fired

Bhubaneswar, Dec 20, 2012, DHNS: 1:49 IST
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India successfully carried out the test firing of nuclear capable Prithvi II missile on Thursday at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) run facility located at Chandipur in north Odisha’s Balasore district.

Sources in the Balasore district administration said the nine meter long indigenously developed slick missile was test launched at around 9.20 am from a mobile launcher parked in the launch pad number three of the Interim Test Range (ITR).

The user trial at the premier missile testing centre was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the armed forces with some assistance from DRDO scientists. The sophisticated missile, which has the capability to hit a target at a distance of 350 kms carrying both conventional as well as nuclear warheads up to one thousand kg, has already been inducted into armed forces.

The surface-to-surface missile had its maiden test flight way back in January, 1996. It had its last successful test launch in October this year.

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