Prithvi missile test-fired successfully

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 07, 2014 22:51 hrs

Chandipur, Jan 7 (IBNS) A missile unit of the elite Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully launched a Prithvi missile from the test range at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast as a part of a scenario based live launch training exercise on Tuesday.

"The launch was flawless and achieved all its targeting and technical parameters set out for the training exercise," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

"The launch was conducted as a culmination to a strategic training exercise. The aim of this exercise was to validate our readiness by undertaking launches in various contingencies," said an SFC spokesperson.

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 missile is the first missile to be developed under India's prestigious IGMDP. It strengthens India's nuclear deterrence.

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