Around seven minutes later the missile splashed down near its designated target in the Bay of Bengal, according to Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) missile scientists.
"The surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur as part of a user trial by the Indian Army.
The test firing was successful," the sources said.
With a strike range of 350 km, Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by a pair of liquid propulsion engines.
The last test-firing of the missile was held in November 2014 and was also successful, proving that the indigenous missile is now a proven technology, the sources said.