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Saturday 19th of September 2020 08:18 AM

India successfully conducts night trial of nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile

Probashbangla24 online Desk : India successfully conducted a night trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in its eastern state of Odisha, local

media said Sunday.

The trial of missile was conducted Saturday night by the strategic force command of the Indian army as part of a user trial.

“The missile having a strike range of 350 km blasted off from the launching complex-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur of Odisha coast at 8:30 p.m. (local time),” reports quoted defense officials as saying.

“Its trajectory was closely monitored by electro-optical tracking systems, radars and other tracking systems. All the parameters within the stipulated time period were achieved during the trial,” the reports said.

The single-stage 8.56-metre-long missile with a diameter of one meter is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines. It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads.

Prithvi-II has been designed and developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Previously, it was successfully test-fired during night time in February this year. BBC

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