What is the Prithvi-II Missile?

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Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully carried out a training launch of, Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off Odisha.

 About Prithvi-II Missile:

  • It is a surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile.
  • It has a carrying 500-1,000 kilograms of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines. 
  • Range: It has a strike range of 350 km.
  • The missile is a proven system and is capable of striking targets with a very high degree of precision. 
  • The state-of-the-art missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvering trajectory to hit its target.
  • It was inducted into the Indian armed forces in 2003.
  • It was one of the first missiles developed under the Government of India's IGMDP. 


Q1) What is IGMDP ?

Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was started in 1983 and completed in March 2012. IGMDP was sanctioned to develop Prithvi, Trishul, Akash, Nag and a Technology Demonstrator Agni Missile.

Source: DRDO carries out successful test launch of short-range ballistic missile Prithvi II off Odisha coast