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Prithvi-II test successful
Jan 08, 2014

Prithvi-II  missile has been successfully launched by the missile unit of the elite Strategic Forces Command (SFC) from the test range at Chandipur, off the Odisha Coast The launch was flawless and achieved all its targeting and technical parameters set out for the training exercise.

Prithvi missiles are indigenously produced and are equipped with improved high accuracy navigation and manoeuvring system. Inducted into India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2003, the Prithvi missile, the first mssile to be developed under India’s prestigious IGMDP strengthens India’s nuclear deterrence.

Prithvi is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twine engines.

The missile has features to deceive anti-ballistic missiles and uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring capabilities and reaches its target within a few metres of accuracy.

It has a higher lethal effect compared to equivalent missiles in the world.

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