India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Prithvi-II | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Prithvi-II

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India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha.
According to sources, 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 at Chandipur near Balasore at around 11.35 a.m’.
Describing the trial as a complete success, they said all mission objectives were met during the test launch.
The perfect test launch came after successful trial of Agni-5 on January 18 and Agni-1 missile conducted from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on February 6.
Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kilogram of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
The state-of-the-art missile uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target, they said.

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