Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the successful test-firing of surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile off the coast of Odisha in Balasore.
“Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful test-firing of surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile off the coast of Balasore, Odisha,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 17, 2020
The Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads. In order to hit its target with precision, the missile uses an advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
The first missile to be developed by the DRDO under India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, Prithvi-II was inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003.