Prithvi II


  • Prithvi-II is the first missile to be indigenously developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.
  • Range: It is surface-to-surface medium range ballistic missile with strike range of 350 km.
  • Warheads: It is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of conventional as well as nuclear warheads.
  • Fuel and stages:
    • It is single-stage liquid-fuelled.
    • It uses advanced inertial guidance system along with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target precisely.
    • It already has been inducted into India’s armed forces in 2003.
  • Variants:
    • Prithvi-I for the Indian Army,
    • Prithvi-II for the Indian Air Force, and
    • Dhanush Missile for Indian Navy

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