India on Wednesday successfully test-fired two rounds of its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile back-to-back at night as part of a user trial by the Army from a mobile launcher from Launch Complex-3 of Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district.

The trial of the surface-to-surface missile with a strike range of 350 km was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the ITR at 7:05 pm, sources told India Today TV, adding it was a routine trial.

It is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines. The state-of-the-art missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring orbit to hit its target.

Earlier, the night time test fire of Prithvi-2 was conducted successfully from the ITR on February 21, 2018.

Prithvi short range Pakistan specific ballistic missile was inducted into the Armour of the defence forces in 2003

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