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India successfully conducts night trial of Prithvi-2 missile from Odisha



India successfully conducts night trial of 'Prithvi-2' missile from Odisha: Details, Features, Capacity, Highlights

India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired night trial of the Prithvi-2 missile from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha.

Prithvi-2 missile's launch activities were performed by specially-formed Strategic Forces Command of the Army. It was monitored by scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Prithvi-2 is a surface-to-surface indigenously developed nuclear capable missile. Its been developed by DRDO.

Prithvi-2 missile has a strike range of 350 km. It is 9 metres tall and single-stage liquid-fuelled.

Prithvi-2 missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads. It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.

Prithvi-2 missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory to hit its target.

Prithvi-2 missile was inducted into the Armed forces in 2003.  Prithvi-II is the first missile developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.



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