Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully carried out a training launch of, Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off Odisha.

 

About ‘Prithvi II’ Missile

  • It is a surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile.
  • It has a carrying 500-1,000 kilograms of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.
  • Range — It has a strike range of 350 km.
  • The missile is a proven system and is capable of striking targets with a very high degree of precision.
  • The state-of-the-art missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvering trajectory to hit its target.
  • It was inducted into the Indian armed forces in the year 2003.
  • It was one of the first missiles developed under the Government of India’s IGMDP.