The Army’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC), fired the 350 km range Prithvi II missile on October 4, 2012 from the range facility at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast. The entire trajectory of the missile was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and naval ships.
The Prithvi-II missile is equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation system and guided by an innovative guidance scheme. With this launch the Army’s Strategic Forces Command has successfully carried out in operational conditions launches of all the variants of Prithvi and Agni missiles.
Dhanush, the India’s 350 km range surface-to-surface ballistic missile was also launched on October 5, 2012 from a naval ship off-the-coast of Balasore, Odisha. The missile was launched by India’s strategic forces command.