Successful launch of Prithvi-II missile
Amissile unit of the elite Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully launched the indigenously developed surfaceto-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from the test range at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast recently.
The launch was flawless and the missile splashed down at its pre-designated target with precision. The launch clearly establishes the well-honed drills and skills of SFC units in undertaking independent unit launches.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) produced indigenous missile was randomly selected from the stock held with SFC units for this regular training exercise. Equipped with improved high accuracy navigation and manoeuvring system, the missile achieved all its targeting and technical parameters set out for this training exercise.
Prithvi missiles are indigenously produced and are equipped with improved high accuracy navigation and manoeuvring system. Inducted into India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2003, the Prithvi-II missile, the first missile to be developed under India’s prestigious IGMDP strengthens India’s nuclear deterrence.