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Prithvi surface-to-surface missile test-fired

Prithvi, country's most sophisticated surface-to-surface missile, was test-fired near Balasore on Monday.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 10:29 IST

Prithvi, the country's most sophisticated surface-to-surface missile, was test-fired from a range at Chandipur-on-sea nearBalasore on Monday.

Scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who conducted the test with army personnel at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), 15 kms from Balasore, described it as a 'user trial'.

DRDO sources said the missile, mounted on a mobile launcher, was fired at 1.40 pm.

First Published: Jun 12, 2006 08:45 IST