INDIAN ARMY TEST FIRES PRITHVI-II
The Indian Army has completed successful test firing of its domestically developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile Prithvi-II from a launch complex-III at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. An unidentified defence official was quoted in the media stating that the tests were conducted as part of routine user trials to evaluate the missile’s real-time effectiveness under direction of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The whole exercise was aimed at studying the control and guidance system of the missile and providing training to the Army. A defence scientist informed that the missile was successfully tracked and monitored by an array of radars and electrooptical systems located along the coastline throughout its flight path.