India test-fires Prithvi-II ballistic missile successfully

imageIndia successfully test-fired Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur of Balasore district, off Odisha coast.

Prithvi-II missile

  • Surface to surface ballistic missile
  • Indigenously developed by DRDO
  • Variants: Prithvi-I for the Army; Prithvi-II for the Indian Air Force; and the Dhanush for the Navy
  • Single-stage, Liquid-propelled
  • Advanced inertial navigation, control and guidance system
  • Payload capacity: 500-1,000 kg
  • Range: 350 km

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