India has successfully test-fired Prithvi-II Surface-to-Surface ballistic missile 12111161

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India has successfully test-fired Prithvi-II Surface-to-Surface ballistic missile.
India on Monday, November 21, 2016, successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile. The missiles were fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast. Developed under India’s flagship Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme, it is the 12th test of the interceptor missile.
     
India on Monday, November 21, 2016, successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile. The missiles were fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast. Developed under India’s flagship Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme, it is the 12th test of the interceptor missile. Indian-made Prithvi-II short-range ballistic missile during firing test.
     
The Prithvi is a serie of Indian-made tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by DRDO of India under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).

The Prithvi II class is a single-stage liquid-fueled missile having a maximum warhead mounting capability of 500 kg with a maximum target range of 350 km. It was developed with the Indian Air Force being the primary user. It was first test-fired on 27 January 1996 and the development stages were completed in 2004.

The successful launch of the nuclear-capable missile from a mobile launcher from a launch complex of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), has proved a significant addition to India’s strike options in case of nuclear attack.
 

 

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