Nuclear capable ‘Prithvi-II’ missile test fired successfully
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Feb-2018

Balasore, February 8: India has successfully test fired the Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Wheeler Island in Odisha. The nuclear-capable missile can carry a payload off 500 kg to 1,000 kg to a target with precise accuracy and it has a strike range of 350 km.

This is the first missile to be developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. Describing the trial as a complete success, Defence officials said all mission objectives were met during the test launch.

The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near here at around 11.35 am, they said.

The perfect test launch came after successful trial of Agni-5 on January 18 and Agni-1 missile conducted from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Tuesday.

On November 21, 2016, two missiles were successfully test fired in quick succession from the same base and the last trial was successful on June 2, 2017 from the same base.

Inducted into the Armed forces of the country in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).