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India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable missile
World | society | 12:12, 28 March 2014 | 686

AKIPRESS.COM - nuclear-capable-prithvi-ii India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha, DNA reported.

The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, around 230 km from Bhubaneswar.

“It was a perfect launch. It met all mission objectives,” test range director said.

The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army conducted the test as part of a regular training exercise.

Prithvi is India's first indigenously-built ballistic missile. It is one of the five missiles being developed under the country's Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.

The battlefield missile, with flight duration of 483 seconds and a peak altitude of 43.5 km, can carry a 500-kg warhead.

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

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