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Posted by Neelam Mathews
Aug 25, 2012
DRDO developed single stage Liquid Propelled Vehicle surface to surface PRITHVI ( P-II ) missile was successfully flight tested from Launch Complex III, Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Balasore District in Orissa. The launch was carried out by the Strategic Force Command ( SFC ) as part of regular training exercise, says the MoD.
PRITHVI II has a range of 350 Km, is India’s earliest developed and inducted indigenous surface to surface strategic missiles. Guided by an Inertial Navigation System (INS) and controlled by the thrust vector control and aero-dynamic control systems, the missile reached the predefined target in the Bay of Bengal with a very high accuracy of better than 10 meters.
On September 24, 2010 the user trial of Prithvi-II from Chandipur in Orissa failed as it dropped off seconds after its launch.
This was the failed Prithvi II test two years ago-