India successfully tested Prithvi-2 missile in Odisha

India successfully tested Prithvi-2 missile in Odisha
India successfully tested Prithvi-2 missile in Odisha

India successfully tested Prithvi-2 missile in Odisha. India successfully tested Nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile on 16 October 2020 from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore, off Odisha coast. It is a surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).


  • This is India’s first indigenous surface-to-surface strategic missile.
  • This missile was developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
  • The 9-metre tall liquid-propelled Prithvi-2 has a range of 250 km and can carry a 1 tonne warhead.
  • The Prithvi missile project encompassed developing three variants for use by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.
  • It was first test-fired on 27 January 1996 and the development stages were completed in 2004.

About DRDO:

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairman: G Satheesh Reddy

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  • Name the Short range low-level surface-to-air missile is: Trishul
  • Name the Third-generation anti-tank missile: Nag
  • What is the range of Shaurya missile? – 600 km
  • Name the Supersonic Cruise Missile developed in collaboration with Russia? – BrahMos

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