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Friday, September 25, 2020, 15:20
Prithvi-II: India test-fires self-developed nuke-capable missile
By Xinhua
Friday, September 25, 2020, 15:20 By Xinhua

NEW DELHI - India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in the eastern state of Odisha, local media reported Friday.

The trial of the missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was successful, the local media said quoting its sources

The test, part of a user trial by the Indian army, was conducted on Wednesday night from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Chandipur coast in Balasore district, about 208 km northeast of Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha.
"The trial was successful in meeting all the parameters," the local media quoting its sources said. "The trial of the missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the ITR."

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According to reports, the missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activity was carried out by Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the army and monitored by scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the training exercise.
Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1000 kg warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.  

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