India's nuclear-capable missile Prithivi –II was successfully launched from the test range at Chandipur on Orissa coast as part of user trial on Friday at 6.50 a.m.
The 9-metre long and one metre wide missile can carry conventional as well as nuclear warheads and has a range of 350 kilometres. It is one of five missiles being developed under Integrated Missile Development Programme.
Prithvi-II is capable of carrying a payload of between 500 kg and one tonne, including nuclear weapons.
The nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile has already been inducted by the armed forces and is handled by the army units attached to the strategic force command's special group, they said.
According to DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation ) sources, the test was part of the user trials, which was conducted by a special contingent raised by the Army.