BALASORE : India test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession on Monday as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha.

In salvo mode, the two surface-to-surface missiles having a strike range of 350km and capacity of carrying 500kg to 1,000kg warheads were test-fired in quick succession from mobile launcher. The missile is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target, they said.

Inducted into Indian armed forces in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II is the first missile to be developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, defence sources said.