Successful training launch of Prithvi-2 at Chandipur, Odisha
Prithvi-2 was successfully trained on 10 January 2023 from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.
An overview of the news
Prithvi-II is an indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) with a range of approximately 250-350 km. and it can carry one ton payload.
The Prithvi-II class is a single-stage liquid-fueled missile with a payload of 500–1000 kg. has warhead mounting capability.
The missile system is capable of hitting targets with a very high degree of accuracy.
The state-of-the-art missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with an efficient trajectory to hit its target.
It was initially developed for the Indian Air Force as the primary user and was later inducted into the Indian Army as well.
While the missile was first inducted into India's Strategic Forces Command in 2003, it was the first missile developed under the IGMDP.
Five missiles developed under IGMDP
The 5 missiles (P-A-T-N-A) developed under this program are:
Prithvi: Short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
Agni: Surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile i.e. Agni (1,2,3,4,5).
Trishul: Short-range surface-to-air missile.
Nag: Third generation anti-tank missile.
Akash: Medium-range surface-to-air missile.
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