India successfully conducts night trial of Prithvi -2 missile | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

India successfully conducts night trial of Prithvi -2 missile

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India on Wednesday successfully test-fired nuclear-capable medium range surface to surface missile Prithvi-II off the Odisha coast.

According to defense sources, the missile was successfully flight tested from the launch complex 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on sea at about 8.30 p.m. Sources also confirmed all the radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations along the Odisha coast have monitored all the trajectory parameters of the vehicle.

Prithvi-II, which has a strike range of 350 km, is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.

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