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India test-fires Prithvi-III missile

Source: PTI
October 27, 2004 12:26 IST
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India on Wednesday test-fired the indigenously developed medium-range missile Prithvi-III from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, about 15 km from Balasore, Orissa.

It was the naval version of Prithvi, which has a range of 250 to 300 km, Defence Research and Development Organisation sources said.

It was test-fired from a simulated launch pad from launch complex III of the ITR at about 1129 IST.

DRDO chief M Natarajan and scientists who designed the missile witnessed the test.

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