India conducts successful launch of Prithvi-II nuclear-capable ballistic missile

The defence ministry said the missile struck its target with "high accuracy". [Representative Image/DRDO.]

The Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, successfully conducted a training launch of the Short-Range Ballistic Missile Prithvi-II on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Defence. The missile “hit its target with remarkable accuracy,” according to the defence ministry.

“A well-established system, Prithvi-II missile has been an integral part of India’s nuclear deterrence. The missile struck its target with high accuracy,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) created the short-range, surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile. It is a member of India’s Prithvi missile family, which also consists of the Dhanush, Prithvi-I, Prithvi-II, and Prithvi-III.

The Prithvi II is a nuclear-capable missile that was built domestically and has a payload capacity of up to 500 kilogrammes. It can transport both conventional and nuclear warheads and has a 350-kilometer range. The missile has a high-thrust engine and a liquid propulsion system.

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