India 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 Balasore as part of a user trial by the Army. The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 at Chandipur (Odisha).
Integrated Test Range (ITR) Director MVKV Prasad said the missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads.
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 Program and is now a proven technology.
The missile is thrust by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
It was monitored by DRDO scientists, the sources said. The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully conducted from the same base on January 7, 2014.