Odisha : Prithvi-II Missile Test Fired from Chandipur

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Balaosre: Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) test fired its indigenously created Prithvi-II rocket from the Chandipur test range on Wednesday.

As per sources, the missile was terminated from platform number-3 of the test range at 9.40 am today.

With a strike range of 350 km, Prithvi-II is powered by twin-engines which use liquid propulsion. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.

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 has a flight duration of 483 seconds and a peak altitude of 43.5 km, sources added.