India successfully conducts night trial of indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile

India has successfully conducted the night trial of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile on Wednesday from the Interim test range, Balasore in Odisha.

The trial was conducted by the strategic forces command of the Indian Army.

Prithvi-II, capable of attacking targets at a range of 350 km, is India’s first indigenously developed surface-to-surface strategic missile. The missile was first introduced into service in 2003 and can alternatively be armed with 500 to 1,000 kilogram conventional or nuclear warheads.

The test came after DRDO successfully test-fired Laser-Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from MBT Arjun Tank at KK Ranges, Armoured Corps Centre and School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar on September 22.