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Know more about the Prithvi Missile family of Indian Armed Forces

New Delhi: Prithvi was the first missile to be developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program in 1983. Prithvi is a tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile.Developed as a battlefield missile, it could carry a

PTI PTI Updated on: April 29, 2013 6:42 IST
3 Prithvi III (SS-350), Dhanush : Naval Version



Prithvi III was first tested in 2000 from INS Subhadra, a Sukanya class patrol craft. It is a two-stage ship-to-surface missile. The first stage is solid fuelled with a 16 metric ton force (157 kN) thrust motor. The second stage is liquid fuelled. The missile can carry a 1,000 kg warhead to a distance of 350 km and a 500 kg warhead to a distance of 600 kilometres and a 250 kilogram warhead up to a distance of 750 kilometres.









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