India test fires two nuclear-capable missiles

09:02, October 13, 2009      

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India successfully test fired two domestically-made nuclear-capable missiles on Monday from a test range in Chandipur in eastern Orissa, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

The nine-meter long missile, called Prithvi-Ⅱ with a range of 350 kilometers, can carry a warhead weighing up to 500 kilograms.

Until now, the Indian Army had been equipped with a shorter ranged version of the nuclear-capable missile, “Prithvi-I”, with a range of 150 kilometers.

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