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India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile

India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile

PanARMENIAN.Net - India's nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range near here as part of user trial by the army, according to The Economic Times.

"The flight test of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted around 1100 hrs from a mobile launcher from ITR's launch complex-III at Chandipur," defense sources said.

Prithvi is the first ballistic missile developed under the country's prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and has the capability to carry 500 kg of both nuclear and conventional warheads with a strike range of 350 km.

The missile uses advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory.

The sleek missile is handled by the strategic force command (SFC), they said, adding the trial was conducted to gauge the effectiveness of the weapon in a real time situation.

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