February 8, 2023

Prithvi-II Missile Test Fired

A successful training launch of a Short-Range Ballistic Missile, Prithvi-II was carried out on January 10, 2023, from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

A well-established system, the Prithvi-II missile, has been an integral part of India’s nuclear deterrence.

Prithvi-II can carry a warhead up to one tonne and destroy targets at a distance of 250 Km.

The nine-meter tall missile having a diameter of 1.1-meter diameter is thrust by a liquid propulsion twin engine and uses an advanced inertial guidance system with a maneuvering trajectory.

The missile struck its target with high accuracy. The user training launch successfully validated all operational and technical parameters of the missile.

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