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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.

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December 20, 2012 1:48 pm
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
December 20, 2012 7:59 am
"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.
December 20, 2012 8:37 am
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...
December 20, 2012 8:44 am
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
December 20, 2012 11:36 am
Its in TOI and other papers already
December 20, 2012 9:42 am
Pakistan is not much than an irritant for India. India's real threat are from China and iit is making preparations in that regard.
December 20, 2012 10:19 am
Dear Dawn, I did not ready this news in any indian news paper.
December 20, 2012 10:44 am
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.
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