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India test fires Prithvi-II ballistic missile from Odisha


October 4, 2012 - Balasore

India has successfully test fired Prithvi-II ballistic missile at 9:07 am on Thursday. The Prithvi-II missile is nuclear capable and has a strike range of 350 km. The indigenous developed missile has been test fired from the launch complex No. III at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) of Chandipur in Balasore district in Odisha.

The test was carried out by personnel of the Strategic Force Command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO).

ITR director MVKV Prasad has confirmed that the test went successful. Prithvi is the first indigenously built ballistic missile of India.

The Prithvi-II is capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional warhead. It has a length of 9 metre and is one metre in diameter with liquid propulsion twin engine.

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