Prithvi-II successfully test-fired: Naveen congratulates DRDO

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation on successful test firing of indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha.

Taking to the microblogging site, Patnaik stated that “The successful test firing of the surface-to-surface missile will further augment country’s defence capabilities.”

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India successfully testfired the indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-2 missile at night as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range off Odisha coast on November 20.

Two Prithvi-2 missiles were test-fired consecutively and both tests met all parameters, the official said from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur.

The trial of the surface-to-surface missile with a strike range of 350 km was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the ITR between 7 pm to 7.15 pm.

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