The Army’s Strategic
Forces Command (SFC), fired the 350 km range Prithvi missile today from
the range facility at Chandipur, off the Odisha coast.The entire
trajectory of the missile was tracked by a battery of sophisticated
radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and
The Prithvi missile is equipped with advanced high accuracy navigation
system and guided by an innovative guidance scheme. The improved
Circular Error Probability(CEP) achieved is a testimony to the efficacy
of this missile system.
A senior member of the Prithvi team said, the flight “most importantly,
conveys our preparedness to meet any eventuality” The mission “fully
validated our operational readiness”. With this launch the Army’s
Strategic Forces Command has successfully carried out in operational
conditions launches of all the variants of Prithvi and Agni missiles.