Chandipur (Odisha): A missile unit of the elite Strategic Forces Command (SFC) today successfully launched the indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 kms from the test range at Chandipur, off the Odisha Coast.
The launch was flawless and the missile splashed down at its pre-designated target with precision. The launch clearly establishes the well-honed drills and skills of SFC units in undertaking independent unit launches.
“Such successful training launches clearly indicate our operational readiness to meet any eventuality as also establishes the reliability and credibility of this deterrent component of India’s Strategic arsenal to meet future security challenges”, says the Commanding Officer of the missile unit.
The DRDO produced indigenous missile was randomly selected from the stock held with SFC units for this regular training exercise. Equipped with improved high accuracy navigation and maneuvering system, the missile achieved all its targeting and technical parameters, set out for this training exercise.
Prithvi missiles are indigenously produced and are equipped with improved high accuracy navigation and manoeuvring system. Inducted into India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2003, the Prithvi II missile, the first missile to be developed under India’s prestigious IGMDP strengthens India’s nuclear deterrence.