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India successfully testfires nuclear-capable Prithvi II ballistic missile

20-12-2012

NEW DELHI, (Xinhua): India successfully testfired its home-made, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi II ballistic missile in the eastern state of Odisha on Thursday, sources said.

"The missile was testfired from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur near the state's Balasore district. The testfiring of the missile, with a strike range of over 350 km, was successful and was witnessed by top defense scientists and military officials," the sources said.

The missile has been developed by state-owned Defense Research and Development Orgnaisation and is already inducted into the country's armed forces. The missile has been developed under India 's Integrated Defense Program.

India had in October this year successfully testfired another Prithvi II missile from the same place in the state.


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