India tests missiles –Prithvi, Shaurya trials successful news
26 September 2011

Balasore, Orissa: India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear capable 'Prithvi-II' ballistic missile as part of user trials by the armed forces. The test is part of a series of three user trials that have been put into motion since Saturday, when the hypersonic, 750 km range Shaurya was tested.

Shaurya test. First flightThe improved Prithvi-II has an enhanced range of 350 kms.

"The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was flight tested at around 8.50 am from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range launch complex-III," ITR director SP Dash said.

The trial, conducted as part of operational exercise, was "fully successful," he said.

The sleek missile was "handled by the specially raised strategic force command", they said.

While the Shaurya was tested on Saturday 24 September and the Prithvi-II today the medium range ballistic missile Agni-II is due to be tested in 30 September. All three are user trials to be conducted by the Strategic Forces Command.

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India tests missiles –Prithvi, Shaurya trials successful