Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the successful night-firing test of indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile.
The Odisha CM took Twitter and wrote:
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 28, 2019
Notably, India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable missile Prithvi-II as part of a user trial by the Army from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.
The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from Launch Complex-III of the ITR. The missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1000 kg of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.
Prithvi-II was also successfully test-fired on 21st February, last year from the ITR at Chandipur.