India test fires two nuclear capable Prithvi-II missiles in Chandipur

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Chandipur, Oct.12 (ANI): India successfully testfired two nuclear-capable 'Prithvi-II' surface-to-surface missiles, having a range of 350 kilometres from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, about 15 km from Balasore city in Orissa.

Both are indigenously developed missiles. They were test fired in quick succession at 10:28 a.m. and 10:33 a.m. from mobile launchers as part of user trials by the army.

Scientists of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) supervised the test-firing with logistic support from the ITR personnel here.he trajectories of the missiles were tracked by a battery of long-range, multi-function radars and electro-optic telemetry stations at different locations for post-launch analysis.

Naval ships were anchored near the impact points in the Bay of Bengal.

Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister V K Saraswat, top scientists and army officers were present during conducting of the trials.

The twin-engined Prithvi-II measures nine metres in length and one metre in width. It has features to deceive enemy missiles and is equipped with 'added inertial' navigation systems. (ANI)

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