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N-capable missile test fired for second time in two days
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
N-capable missile test fired for second time in two days

Bhubaneswar : India Tuesday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha for the second time in two days, a senior defence official said.

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

The test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) as part of a regular training exercise. The missile met all the mission objectives, test range director M.V.K.V. Prasad told IANS.

The missile was earlier successfully tested from the same defence base Monday.

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 Programme.

The battlefield missile, with flight duration of 483 seconds and reaching 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 manoeuvring capabilities and reaches its target within a few metres of accuracy.

It has a higher lethal effect compared to equivalent missiles in the world. Scientists say the accuracy has already been demonstrated in the past in the development flight trials.


N-capable missile test fired for second time in two days


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