India successfully test fired indigenously developed Prithvi II Missile in Odisha Test Range

India successfully test fired indigenously developed Prithvi II Missile in Odisha Test Range. India has successfully test fired the surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from the Chandipur Integrated Test Range, Odisha.

  • This Prithvi II Missile has a strike range of 350 km. Earlier Prithvi II was test fired on February 21st this year.

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Highlights:

  • The primary user of this Prithvi is Indian Air Force (IAF)
  • The launch operations were performed by strategic Force Command of Army and scientists of DRDO
  • Prithvi missile was the first missile to be developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.

About Prithvi Missile:

  • Prithvi is a tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
  • It was first test-fired on 27 January 1996 with a range of 250 km.
  • It has a maximum warhead mounting capability of 500 kg.

Prithvi Missile Versions:

  • Prithvi I (SS-150) – Army version
  • Prithvi II (SS-250) – Air Force version
  • Prithvi III (SS-350) – Naval version

About DRDO:

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairman: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

Related Questions:

1) Prithvi Missile first test fired in which year? – 1996

2) Defence Minister has signed agreement on manufacturing AK-203 rifles with which country? – Russia

3) What is the Range of Prithvi II Missile? – 350km

4) Army Commanders Conference 2020 was held in which city?  -New Delhi

5) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches 15 products developed by Defence PSUs as part of which programme? – Atmanirbhar Bharat

6) Recently, Defence Ministry banned how many import items in push for Atmanirbhar Bharat? – 101

7) Name the App that is launched by Defence minister for online training of NCC cadets? – DGNCC

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