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India tests Prithvi missile

April 29, 2003 13:51 IST

Prithvi, India's most sophisticated medium-range missile, was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from Balasore, Orissa, on Tuesday.

Defence Research and Development Organisation scientists, who conducted the test, described it as a user's trial.

The indigenously developed missile, with a range of 150 to 250 km, was fired at 11.27 IST, according to ITR sources.

The test was part of the efforts to further fine-tune the missile, which has already been inducted into the army, the sources said.

The 8.56 metre-high and one-metre thick missile, which took off perfectly, is part of India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme. It was developed for the army, air force and navy.

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well India has got some very good missiles to target pakistan and I'm really happy at this moment because in joint venture India had produce ...

Posted by surya

Sub: Pakistan will repond

Our old rival neighbour will respond to this, they can't think anything else than giving negative response

Posted by trueindian

Sub: Testing of Prithvi

When there are millions of Indians who are homeless, children who are not educated to even spell their own names, people who do not have ...

Posted by Sreelatha. P

Sub: Testing only .........

When will be test the nuclear weapons again? By any yardstick, the tests done are not conclusive of our mettle in this area. Other countries ...

Posted by Anjan Sengupta


Was the timimng appropriate???India extends a hand of friendship and talks,gets a call back from the pak PM and then the test firing would send ...

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