India test-fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile. This missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, Prithvi II missile tested as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur. It was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) and was monitored by the scientists from Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The missile test was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR). The test has met all its mission objectives. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory to hit its target
Prithvi is a tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by DRDO of India under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). It is deployed by India’s Strategic Forces Command. Prithvi-II already has been inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003. The last user trial of it was successfully conducted in November 2015 from the same test range. Prithvi-I for the Indian Army, Prithvi-II for the Indian Air Force, and Dhanush Missile for Indian Navy.
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DRDO Head : S. Christospher
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Expand the term SFC.
2. Prithvi II missile has been tested fired from which place ?
3. Expand the term DRDO, SRBM, ITR and IGMDP ?