Indian Army Test Fires Two Prithvi-II Missiles

23 December 2010 (Last Updated December 23rd, 2010 18:30)

The Indian Army has successfully test-fired two nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missiles from the integrated test range at Chandipur, India. The missiles, which have a strike range of 350km, were mounted on a mobile launcher and test-fired from launch complex-3 in the integrated te

The Indian Army has successfully test-fired two nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missiles from the integrated test range at Chandipur, India.

The missiles, which have a strike range of 350km, were mounted on a mobile launcher and test-fired from launch complex-3 in the integrated test range.

The two indigenously developed surface-to-surface missiles have already inducted into the armed forces. They are capable of carrying a payload of 500-1000kg and can deceive anti-ballistic missiles.

The test-firings were part of routine user trials conducted by the personnel of the Strategic Force Command.