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    India successfully test-fired on Friday a nuclear-capable, short range ballistic missile, the Prithvi-II, state television reported, citing defense officials

    India successfully test-fired on Friday a nuclear-capable, short range ballistic missile, the Prithvi-II, state television reported, citing defense officials.

    The surface-to-surface Prithvi-II, India's first domestically produced ballistic missile, with a range of 350 km and payload capacity of 500 kg, was blasted off from the Chandipur firing range in the eastern state of Orissa.

    India conducted the previous test of the Prithvi-II missile from the same base on March 27.

    Two versions of the missile have already entered service with India's army and air force.

    India and its neighbor and longtime rival Pakistan routinely conduct test launches of their missiles.

    NEW DELHI, June 18 (RIA Novosti)

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