Nuclear-Capable Prithvi-II Missile Successfully Test-Fired

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, in Odisha. It is a surface-to-surface missile and has a strike range of 350 km.


Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kilogram of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.

About Prithvi-II Missile in Brief-
Inducted into the Armed forces of the country in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-
  • S Christopher is the chairman of DRDO.
  • DRDO Headquarters in New Delhi.
  • General Bipin Rawat is the Present Chief of Army Staff.
Source- The Economic Times