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Prithvi-II missile

Posted on : 05 Dec 2019

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  • India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile off Odisha coast.
  • The Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army conducted the user trial of the 350 km range missile from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.
  • The missile weighs about 4,600 kg, is capable of carrying 500 to one thousand kilograms of warheads and is thrust by liquid propulsion twin engines.
  • Inducted into the 333-missile regiment of the Indian Army in 2003, the nine-meter-tall, single-stage liquid-fueled Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
  • Developed under the joint collaboration of Defence Research and Development Organization and Bharat Dynamics Limited, the missile was first test-fired on 27 January 1996.

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  1. Consider the following statements regarding “Prithvi-II missile”
    1.It is an indigenously developed missile
    2.It is an surface-to-air nuclear-capable missile
    3.Prithvi-II is the first missile to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

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    Right Ans : 1 and 3 only

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