Here's the press release that the Defence Ministry issued this afternoon: The surface-to-surface ballistic missile Prithvi-II was successfully launched from ITR, Chandipur, Balasore off Orissa coast at 10:26 this morning. Prithvi–II has a range of 350 Kms with a flight duration of 483 seconds reaching a peak altitude of 43.5 kms. Prithvi-II is inducted into Army and today's launch was carried out as part of Army training.
Taken from a routine production lot, the missile was launched with an improved "Aided Inertial Navigation" and achieved single digit accuracy reaching close to zero circular error probability (CEP). The missile has the features to deceive any anti ballistic missiles. Top Army officials and top DRDO ccientists witnessed the launch. Dr V.K. Saraswat, Chief Controller R & D oversaw all the operations of the missile launch. Shri SP Dash, Director, ITR, Shri DS Reddy, Project Director and other scientists led the team of Scientists. The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony congratulated all the scientists of DRDO on the successful launch of Prithvi-II. Shri M Natarajan, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri has also congratulated the scientists and wished them many more glorious achievements.
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