Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired from Odisha

The state-of-the-art missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially formed strategic force command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise

By: PTI | Balasore (odisha) | Updated: June 2, 2017 1:09 pm
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India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenous nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Army. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha at around 9.50 am, official sources said.

The trial of the sophisticated missile was successful and the mission objectives were met, they said. The Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target with precision and accuracy.

The state-of-the-art missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially formed strategic force command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, a DRDO scientist said. “The missile trajectory was tracked by the DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha,” the sources said.

Teams on board the ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown. In salvo mode, two Prithvi-II missiles were successfully test fired in quick succession from the same base, on November 21, 2016. Inducted into Indian armed forces in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.

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    KP
    Jun 3, 2017 at 11:03 am
    Hindutva is more than 10000 years old where as the Kid Islam is 1423 years old. Then how come India belongs Muslims. What were Muslims before 1423 years? Remember there was only religion in this old before 2017 years. Why do you hate Brahmins? What is wrong with Brahmins? If you don't like this country just get out.
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      Prashant
      Jun 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm
      Desperate at peak of Imran
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        Imraan
        Jun 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm
        Muslims of Indian Army rebel against the Indian state which is oppressing Muslims all over India including Kashmir and UP. You can make these missiles attack Nagpur and all RSS headquarters and drown the Indians to Indian Ocean. Reclaim The throne of India which rightfully belongs to Muslims Let's the Sikhs also achieve Khalistan and Christians also achieve an Indian Christian state somewhere in GOA. CRUSH INDIA HATE Brahmin HINDUS
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          Sanjiv
          Jun 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm
          R you Evil or demon or ? Be a human mate.
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            D.Anand
            Jun 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm
            No Muslims in Indian Army.. Only INDIANS join Indian Army. Neither Sikhs or Christian or Hindus join Indian Armed forces, only Indians serve in the INDIAN ARMED FORCES.
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            Parvesh P
            Jun 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm
            Congrats
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