India Test Fires Prithvi II Missile

22 June 2010 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2010 18:30)

India's indigenous nuclear-capable, short-range ballistic missile, the Prithvi-II has been successfully test-fired from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Orissa coast. During the test, the complete missile trajectory was tracked by radar and electro-optic sensors, an

India's indigenous nuclear-capable, short-range ballistic missile, the Prithvi-II has been successfully test-fired from the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Orissa coast.

During the test, the complete missile trajectory was tracked by radar and electro-optic sensors, and the test data was sent to telemetry stations for post-launch analysis, according to domain-b.com.

The Prithvi-II is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a maximum striking range of 350km and a payload capacity of 500kg.

The missile has already been inducted into the Indian armed forces and the Indian Navy is operating a Prithvi missile under the designation Dhanush.

The test was carried out by the Indian specialised group strategic force command.