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India successfully conducted a night trial of its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile.
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About the Missile
The state-of-the-art Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrust by liquid propulsion twin engines.
The nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
It is a surface-to-surface missile, with a strike range of 350km.
The sophisticated missile uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.
Source-The Economic Times.