03 June 2017

News Story: India test-fires Prtihvi-II ballistic missile

NEW DELHI, June 2 (Xinhua) -- India Friday successfully test-fired its home-made, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said.

"The test-firing of the surface-to-surface missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near the state's Balasore district around 10 a.m. (local time) was actually part of user trial by the India Army," sources said.

The sleek missile is handled by the strategic force command and the test-firing was conducted in order to gauge the effectiveness of the weapon in a real-time situation, sources said.

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