A missile unit of the elite Strategic
Forces Command (SFC) successfully launched the second consecutive
Prithvi missile today from the test range nearChandipur, off the Odisha
Coast as part of a scenario based live salvo launch training exercise.
Like the launch on 7th October 2013, this launch too was flawless and
achieved all its targeting and technical parameters set out for the
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.