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Prithvi test fired

March 26, 2003 13:39 IST

The country's most sophisticated medium range surface-to-surface missile Prithvi was on Wednesday successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15km from Balasore in Orissa, defence sources said.

With a one tonne payload, Prithvi has a minimum range of 40km.

With the latest on-board computer and an advance inertia navigation system, the missile can use both solid and liquid propellant and takes just 300 seconds to reach a target at a distance of 150km.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has so far conducted 16 trials of the army version of the missile since its first trial on February 22, 1988 at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

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Sub: Need more like this!!!

The DRDO has contributed significantly to the Indian defence. But there are more things that can be concentrated on, like the radars, precision guided missiles ...

Posted by amaresh

Sub: Well Done India

In today's scenario with most of the thirld world nations coming up with high tech milllitary gadegtry, it is a positive step for India to ...

Posted by Karan SIngh

Sub: What is the use?

What is the use of this missle test, if Coward Government of India don't protect people from the hands of terrarists? We don't need missiles, ...

Posted by Raj Kumar

Sub: prithvi missle

Congradulations to indian scientists for devloping Pritvi.. But when should we expect this missile to be included in armed forces. their is no point in ...

Posted by amit kakde

Sub: Irony

Keep testing missiles and forget the poor... God Bless and India...

Posted by Arvind



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