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Prithvi-II test-fired successfully in Orissa

Chandipur (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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