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Night trial of Prithvi conducted
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Night trial of Prithvi conducted

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India on Tuesday conducted a night trial of its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile off Odisha coast.

The Strategic Forces Command conducted the night trial of short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-II from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, said defence sources. The missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was test-fired at 7.48 p.m., the sources added. The last night time test of the Prithvi-II was on November 20 this year.

Prithvi-II, which is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads, is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines. It was inducted into the Indian defence forces in 2003.