Prithvi II test fired successfully

August 25, 2012 17:50
Prithvi II test fired successfully

India's indigenous ballistic missile, Prithvi II was successfully launched from Integrated Test Range off Odisha coast at Chandipur on Saturday. This trial was said to have conducted to ensure the effectiveness of the weapon in emergency. The defence sources said that the test fire of this ballistic missile was successful and it completed the 350 kilometre range. It may be noted that Prithvi II is a short range ballistic missile, which was already inducted into the army. And in order to assess its capability, it was test fired today. Scientists from DRDO monitored today's operation.

The Integrated Test Range (ITR) director MVKV Prasad has expressed his happiness over the success of the ballistic missile. All the objectives of the mission were completed in the trial, he added. from where the Prithvi-II is a nine-metre-long missle with one metre diametre, which contains liquid propulsion twin engine. One of the sources revealed that earlier too this missile was test fired during training and today's launch yet another time proved the missile was capable of hitting the desired short range targets.

(AW Phani)

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