Prithvi-II test fired by Indian Army
The Indian Army has test-fired a missile back to back after test firing the Prithvi-II short-range missile. It was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast by the Indian Army as part of user trials.
The missile was test-fired from a Mobile Tatra transporter-erector Launcher (MTL) and the test was aimed at reconfirming its readiness to launch the weapon system in a short period of time.
It was conducted as a part of the training exercise by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army and DRDO was giving logistic support. It was selected randomly from the stock.
The missile achieved the desired objectives and was carrying a dummy payload. It nearly traveled 300 km in only 6 minutes.
The missile was developed by State-owned DRDO and is capable of hitting targets at a range of 350 KMs. It can carry both a conventional and nuclear payload.