The Indian Ministry of Defence has introduced the profitable person coaching launch of the Prithvi-II nuclear-capable ballistic missile on January 10, 2023 from the Built-in Take a look at Vary, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The missile struck its goal with excessive accuracy. The person coaching launch efficiently validated all operational and technical parameters of the missile. The Indian Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation developed the missile as a part of the built-in guided-missile growth programme. The missile methods are being acquired beneath the Purchase (Indian-IDDM) class.

Prithvi (“Earth”) is a tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) of India beneath the Built-in Guided Missile Growth Program (IGMDP). It’s deployed by India’s Strategic Forces Command.
Prithvi I (SS-150) – Military model (150 km (93 mi) vary with a payload of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb))
Prithvi II (SS-250) – Air Drive model (350 km (220 mi) vary with a payload of 500 kg (1,100 lb))
Prithvi III (SS-350) – Naval model (350 km (220 mi) vary with a payload of 1,000 kg (2,200 lb))


Prithvi II class can be a single-stage liquid-fueled missile having a most warhead mounting functionality of 500 kg, however with an prolonged vary of 250 km (160 mi). It was developed with the Indian Air Drive being the first person. It was first test-fired on 27 January 1996 and the event levels had been accomplished in 2004. This variant has been inducted into the military as properly. In a check, the missile was launched with an prolonged vary of 350 km (220 mi) and had improved navigation because of an inertial navigation system. The missile options measures to deceive anti-ballistic missiles.

The missile was inducted into India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2003, and it was the primary missile developed beneath the IGMDP. After a failed check on 24 September 2010, two extra missiles aimed toward two completely different targets had been launched on 22 December 2010 and had been profitable. In keeping with information sources the vary is now elevated to 350 km (220 mi) and the payload capability now ranges between 500 – 1000 kg. On June 2, India efficiently test-fired its indigenous nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile. The launch occurred on the Built-in Take a look at Vary at Chandipur in Odisha at 9:50am. The missile, able to carrying payloads of as much as 1,000 kg, was inducted into the armed forces in 2003.