Prithvi II missile test fired successfully

Prithvi (P-II) Missile is successfully flight tested from launch complex-III at Interim Test Range in Chandipur on Thursday. PTI

The indigenously developed  sophisticated missile, which has a capability to hit a target at a distance of 350 kms carrying both conventional as well as nuclear warheads up to 500 kg, was test fired from the launch pad number three of the Interim Test Range (ITR) at around 9 am. The test launch of the missile was carried out as part of a regular training exercise of the Indian Armed Forces.

According to sources, the strategic missile reached its pre-defined target in the Bay of Bengal with a very high accuracy of better than 10 meters. All the radars, electro optical systems located along the coast had tracked and monitored the missile throughout the flight path. A ship of the Indian Navy stationed near the target witnessed the final event.

The Thursday’s successful test launch was witnessed by among others Dr V K Saraswat, the scientific advisor to the Defence minister A K Antony.  

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