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    India Successfully Test Fires Prithvi-II Ballistic Missile

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    India successfully carried out a test launch of tactical ballistic missile Prithvi-II from a test range off the Odisha coast on Tuesday.

    The defence ministry said the missile struck its target with “high accuracy”. “A successful training launch of a short-range ballistic missile, Prithvi-II, was carried out on January 10 from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha,” it said.

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    “A well-established system, Prithvi-II missile has been an integral part of India’s nuclear deterrence. The missile struck its target with high accuracy,” the ministry said in a statement.

    It said the “user training launch” successfully validated all operational and technical parameters of the missile.

    The Prithvi II missile has a range of around 350 kilometres

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