India on Tuesday (3 December) conducted a night trial of its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile off Odisha coast.
The Strategic Forces Command conducted the night trial of short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-II from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, said defence sources.
The missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was test-fired at 7.48 pm on Tuesday, the sources added.
The last night time test of the Prithvi-II was on 20 November this year.
Prithvi-II, which is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads, is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.
Inducted into the 333-missile regiment of the Indian Army in 2003, the nine-meter-tall, single-stage liquid-fueled Prithvi is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
Today’s trial was a part of regular training exercise by the armed forces which reconfirms the Army’s readiness to fire it at short notice, reports News On AIR.
(With inputs from IANS)
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