In yet another major achievement, the India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile during night time.
The test fire was part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha.
It need be mentioned that the surface-to-surface missile has a strike range of 350 km and was launched from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR).
Prithvi-II was previously successfully test-fired during night time on February 21 this year from the ITR at Chandipur.
The missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kilogramme 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, it was said.
It was said that the missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially-formed Strategic Forces Command of the Army.
It was well monitored by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise.>