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KARACHI: India successfully test-fired Prithvi-II, a nuclear capable missile with a strike range of 350 kilometres, on Thursday, the Press Trust of India reported.

The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore (Odisha).

The locally developed missile was test-fired "from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range", the IBNLive reported on its website.

India has been developing a range of missiles to strengthen its defence capability, including the short-range Prithvi ballistic missile, the medium-range Agni and Akash missiles, the anti-tank Nag, and the supersonic Brahmos missile, developed jointly with Russia.

India’s missiles are mostly intended for any confrontation with neighbouring Pakistan.

Thursday’s test was unlikely to aggravate tensions between India and Pakistan as both countries routinely conduct missile tests.

The countries normally inform each other before carrying out long-distance missile tests. It was not immediately clear if Pakistan had been informed about Thursday’s test.

Updated Dec 20, 2012 06:12am

Comments (8) (Closed)

Dec 20, 2012 01:48pm
Hey Vijay.. Do let me know as well which editioin of TOI and which page no i checked twice on mumbai edition didn't find any. Try yourself with epaper times of india
Super Geek
Dec 20, 2012 07:59am
"India’s missiles are mostly intended for any confrontation with neighbouring Pakistan."... Dawn.U r wrong. India tries to compete with China more than Pakistan. Just Compare the sizes of countries first before making any assumptions.
Dec 20, 2012 08:37am
Why this news are not on indian dailies, and these indian dailies don't publish pakistan's trials as well... May be these news are important in paksitan atleast not in india...
Dec 20, 2012 08:44am
Anyway more people have died in terrorist attacks than missile attacks by India .so i think media should give more importance to Stop these attacks on common people and pressurize our spineless government to take action...We are not interested in such news anymore...
vijay, chennai, India
Dec 20, 2012 11:36am
Its in TOI and other papers already
Dec 20, 2012 09:42am
Pakistan is not much than an irritant for India. India's real threat are from China and iit is making preparations in that regard.
Dec 20, 2012 10:19am
Dear Dawn, I did not ready this news in any indian news paper.
Dec 20, 2012 10:44am
Now you can look forward for Pakistan to test a missile in a sort of "retaliation" as it usually does.A few million rupees will be blown up for nothing.Just some sort of showmanship.