INDIAN ARMY TEST LAUNCHES PRITHVI II NUCLEAR CAPABLE MISSILE
The Indian Army has successfully test-fired the Prithvi-II nuclear capable missile from launch complex III of the integrated test range (ITR) at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast. Carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) under supervision of the scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the launch achieved all its targeting and technical parametres set out for the training exercise. An SFC spokesperson said the test launch was carried out as a culmination to a strategic training exercise. “The aim of this exercise was to validate our readiness by undertaking launches in various contingencies,’’ the spokesperson said.