TNSPC Current Affairs: India's Supersonic Prithvi-II
India successfully test fires Supersonic Prithvi-II missile
- India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile Prithvi-II from a test range off Odisha coast.
- The missile was launched at 11.15 a.m. on 15.05.2016, from the launching complex off the coast of Odisha.
- With a strike range of 350 km, the surface-to-surface Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines.
- The success of Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile test now strengthens India's position in the very exclusive Ballistic Missile Defence club of the US, Russia and Israel.