IN­DIAN ARMY TEST FIRES PRITHVI-II

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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.

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