India successfully test fires indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile

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    India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha.

    The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 09.40 hrs, defence sources said

    Sources said there was plan for two trials of Prithvi-2 in quick succession. However, after the successful trial of the first one, the second trial was abandoned due to technical problem, they said.

    A similar twin trial was conducted on October 12, 2009 from the same base where both were successful.

    With a strike range of 350 km, the Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads and is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines. It uses advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering trajectory to hit its target.

    The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the specially formed strategic force command (SFC)and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise, a defence scientist said.

    “The missile trajectory was tracked by DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha,” sources said.

    The downrange teams on board the ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal monitored the terminal events and splashdown, they said.

    Inducted into Indian armed forces in 2003, the nine-metre-tall, single-stage liquid-fueled Prithvi II is the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program) and is now a proven technology, defence sources said.

    Such training launches clearly indicate India’s operational readiness to meet any eventuality and also establishes the reliability of this deterrent component of India’s Strategic arsenal, they said.

    The last user trial of Prithvi-II was successfully conducted on February 16, 2016 from the same test range in Odisha.

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    Pakistan says ‘seriously concerned’ by India’s missile tests

    Pakistan is “seriously concerned” by India’s recent test of anti-ballistic missiles which media reports say could intercept incoming nuclear weapons, a senior foreign ministry official said on Thursday, warning Pakistan would upgrade its defences.

    India’s defence and foreign ministries did not respond to requests for comment and the defence ministry has not stated whether any test was conducted. India has not announced these tests in the past.

    The row over the missile test is likely to heighten long-running tension between India and Pakistan, nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought three wars since being split amid violence at the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

    Both nations have been developing missiles of varying ranges since they conducted nuclear tests in May 1998.

    According to media reports, on May 15 India tested a locally designed Anti-Ballistic Missile system which could in theory intercept a nuclear-carrying ballistic missile.

    Islamabad views its nuclear arsenal as a deterrent against India’s much larger conventional military.

    Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan’s prime minister, told the senate that India’s latest test, as well as recent tests of nuclear capable submarine-based ballistic missiles, was “leading to nuclearization” of the Indian Ocean.

    “Pakistan has serious concerns over these developments and will take all necessary measures to augment its defence capabilities,” Aziz said.

    Pakistan alleges India is building large nuclear-powered submarines capable of carrying nuclear-armed missiles.

    Aziz said that India’s actions were upsetting the strategic balance in South Asia and affecting the maritime security of other Indian Ocean nations.

    “We are not oblivious to our defence needs and will have to upgrade our defensive capabilities through suitable technologies without entering into an arms race,” Aziz said, according to a foreign ministry statement.

    Indian officials have in the past also voiced concerns about Pakistan’s various missile tests.

    US President Barack Obama in October urged Pakistan to avoid developments in its nuclear weapons programme that could increase risks and instability.

    Washington has been concerned about Pakistan’s development of new nuclear weapons systems, including small tactical nuclear weapons, and has been trying to persuade Pakistan to make a unilateral declaration of “restraint.”

    But Pakistani officials have said Islamabad will not accept limits to its weapons programme and argue that smaller tactical nuclear weapons are needed to deter a sudden attack by India.


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    Bunch of Idiots. They need some reason to cry and whine.
     

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