Home » Breaking News, World News » India tests nuclear-capable missile

India tests nuclear-capable missile

India tests nuclear-capable missileBHUBANESHWAR: India on Wednesday successfully tested a short-range, nuclear-capable missile with a range of 220 miles, an official said.

The army twice fired the surface-to-surface missile Prithvi II from a range in Chandipur in the eastern state of Orissa, said S.P. Dash, a senior official at the range. ‘‘The test was successful,’’ Dash told The Associated Press.

The missile, which mainly would target military installations, can carry a warhead weighing up to 1,100 pounds, Dash said.

It already has been tested more than a half-dozen times. However, a test of the same missile three months ago failed due to technical problems.

India and longtime rival Pakistan routinely test-fire missiles, and usually notify each other ahead of the launches.

New Delhi has said it developed its current crop of missiles — including the short-range Prithvi, the anti-tank Nag and the supersonic BrahMos — as a deterrent against neighbors China and Pakistan.

India’s Agni-II missile, with a range of up to 1,250 miles, can put areas of southern China within striking distance. And the Agni-III, successfully tested last year, can carry nuclear warheads across much of Asia and the Middle East.

courtesy: Dawn.com

Like this story?

More News on EPakistanNews.com

Pakistan News update 24 hours, latest breaking news updates in Pakistan, Pak news, Pakistan Urdu columns, latest news pakistan, political news updates, E Pakistan Newspaper, Karachi News, Karachi Updates, Lahore news, Islamabad news, Multan news and more breaking news, E Pakistan News brings Latest Pakistan News, headline news, pk politics, News online, sports, politics news from Pakistan.

Home - Disclaimer - Follow us on Twitter - Like us on Facebook

Copyright © 2010-2015, E Pakistan News, All rights are reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission are strongly prohibited.
if you need any further assistance please contact us via email epn@epakistannews.com