Prithvi-II test-fired successfully in Orissa

      India on Friday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on sea in Orissa. The missile mounted on a mobile launcher took off from Launch Complex-3 in the ITR at around 6:50 a.m. The test firing of the missile was a user's trial by the Army's Specialised Group Strategic Force Command (SFC). The Prithvi -II has a strike range of 350 km and a two stage engine. It is nine metres long and a metre wide and can carry a payload of 500 kilograms. The Prithvi -II has already been inducted into Indian armed forces.

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