India on Wednesday successfully test-fired two nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) off odisha’s Balasore coast. According to defence sources, the Prithvi-II missile was also successfully test-fired on October 16.
The Prithvi-II missile is capable of hitting ground to ground target. The missile can carry 500 to 1000 kg of war material with it. Its firepower is 350 kilometers. The missile has an advanced guidance system that can easily hit its target.
India today carried out testfiring of two Prithvi-2 ballistic missiles off the coast of Odisha in Balasore. The trials of the DRDO-developed missiles were successful: Sources— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2020
The Prithvi-II missile is powered by two engines with liquid driver power. The ‘Prithvi’ missile, part of the Indian defence camp since 2003, is nine metres long. Under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), Prithvi is the first missile manufactured by DRDO.