DRDO Conducts Night Trial of Indigenous Missile Prithvi-II


New Delhi: The night trial of indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile Prithvi-II was conducted on December 3 off Odisha coast.

The trial of the short-range ballistic missile was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, defence sources said.

The missile, with a strike range of 350 km, was test-fired at 7.48 pm, the sources said.

The last night time test of the Prithvi-II was on November 20 this year.

The missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads, is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.

It was inducted into the Indian defence forces in 2003.