Missiles can carry nuclear weapons weighing 500-1,000 kg.
Once again, the ‘ Prithvi 2 ‘ missile carrying nuclear weapons passed the night test. Officials familiar with the matter said a test center on the Orissa coast had been set up to seek the views of the Indian Army. And that test was carried out by the ‘Strategic Force Command’.
According to PTI, the surface-to-surface missile was successfully launched from the Chandipur Test Range near Balasore around 7.30 pm on Friday. Earlier, this smart missile made in India was launched from Chandipur after sunset on September 23. That too was successful. In all, the Defense Research and Development (DRDO) has tested missiles 11 times in the last 40 days.
An official said the missile was launched from a mobile launcher. “DRDO has been monitoring the movement of missiles from radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations along the Orissa coast,” he said. A top central government official said all the criteria for the test had been met. “The night test was successful,” he said.
The nine-meter-long missile can carry nuclear weapons weighing 500-1,000 kg. Which is the first surface-to-surface strategic missile made in India. It is capable of destroying enemy bases at a distance of 250-350 km.