Indian military test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Indian military test-fir

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October 12, 2009 10:43

 
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India test-fired a nuclear-capable missile with a short range of 350 kilometers on Monday, a defense ministry official said. According to the official, the "Prithvi-II" ("Earth") missile can carry a warhead weighing up to 500 kilograms. The Indian army has already inducted a shorter version of the missile, "Prithvi-I," with a range of 150 kilometers. It can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads. India's current crop of missiles is mostly intended for confronting archrival Pakistan. However, Monday's test was considered routine and unlikely to aggravate tensions between the two neighboring countries.

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