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    India has successfully test-fired its supersonic interceptor missile, the Indian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — India has successfully test-fired the Prithvi II surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile, the Indian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

    The Indian-developed and manufactured nuclear-capable missile was fired from a test range at Chandipur in the eastern coastal state of Odisha, the ministry said in a statement.

    The Prithvi II missile has a strike range of 350 kilometers (217 miles) and is capable of carrying 500 kilograms to 1000 kilograms (1100-2200 pounds) of warheads. It is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.

    The Prithvi II missile was inducted into the Indian army in 2003 and is the first missile to be developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.


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