- Ballistic missile Prithvi-2 was successfully test fired this evening
- Missile has met all the prescribed operational-technical standards: Ministry
- Earlier, the ballistic missile Agni-4 was successfully test-fired
Prithvi-2 Missile: India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-2 from an Integrated Test Center in Odisha. According to the Defense Ministry, the Prithvi-II missile was test fired at around 7.30 pm. The ministry said the missile met all the prescribed operational and technical parameters during the test.
“The short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-2 was successfully test-fired on June 15 at around 7.30 pm from an Integrated Test Center at Chandipur, Odisha,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. According to the ministry, the Prithvi-II missile system is considered highly successful and is capable of hitting the target with a very high degree of accuracy.
Earlier, the ballistic missile Agni-4 was successfully test-fired
Earlier on Monday, India successfully test-fired the ballistic missile Agni-4 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. The successful test-fire of this missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons marks a significant increase in the country’s military capabilities. The missile has a range of about 4,000 km and is primarily seen as India’s deterrence against China.
The successful test of Agni-4 reaffirms India’s policy of credible minimum deterrence, the statement said. The ministry had stated that the test proved all operational parameters as well as the reliability of the system. The ministry had said that the successful test was part of the routine user training launch conducted under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command.