India test fires nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile
Bhubaneswar: India successfully test fired Prithvi-II missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam island of Odisha coast at 1130 hours, on Wednesday.
The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army conducted the trial as part of a user-training exercise, which reconfirms its readiness to fire the weapon at short notice.
- The indigenous missile has the capability to strike 350 kilometres away.
- It has already been inducted into the armed forces.
The missile, powered by liquid propulsion, can dive at an angle of 80 degrees and is capable of carrying up to a 500-kg warhead.
The ballistic missile is the first missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under its most ambitious Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.