Prithvi-2 likely to be test fired tomorrow

Last Updated: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 13:16

Balasore: India`s highly
sophisticated and nuclear capable short range ballistic
missile (SRBM) "Prithvi-2" is likely to be test-fired on Monday from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here.

"The test will be part of the user`s trial. It will be
conducted by a special contingent raised by the Indian army",
sources in Defence Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO) said today.

"Range preparation in the ITR complex has reached the
final stage for the trial and if everything proceeds in the
right direction, the exercise would be carried out tomorrow",
the sources said.

"Prithvi-2 missile is single stage liquid propelled and is
equipped with inertial navigation system. The missile is about
9 metre in length and 1 metre in width. The missile can carry
conventional or nuclear warheads.

With an extended range of 350 km, the state-of-the-art
surface-to-surface Prithvi missile has already been inducted
into the armed forces.

The last trial of `Prithvi-2` was conducted on April
15, this year from the ITR at Chandipur.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 13:16

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