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Prithvi missile successfully test fired

):India today successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile, Prithvi, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.

Balasore (Orissa), May 9 :India today successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile, Prithvi, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.

Prithvi missile, which has already been inducted into the Indian Army, uses liquid or solid propellant and has a range varying from 150 to 300 Kms.

However in today's test, the liquid propellant version was used and the missile traversed a distance of 288 kms with a dummy payload before splashing into the Bay of Bengal.

The missile was test fired at 10:40 a.m. and it took close to seven minutes to reach the predetermined target.

Today's 'user trial' test assumes significance, as the missile was selected at random from the Army's inventory and test fired from a mobile Tatra transporter.

Scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and senior army officers of 333 Missile Regiment witnessed today's test.

Prithvi's test follows successful test firing of Agni and BrahMos missiles in April.

ANI

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