Odisha: India today successfully test fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur off the Odisha coast. The medium range missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
As part of a user trial, the missile with a strike range of 350 km, the surface-to-surface Prithvi-II test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range.
The first missile to be developed by the DRDO under India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, Prithvi-II was inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003. The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully conducted on November 26 last year from the same test range in Odisha.