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Context: A successful training launch of a Short-Range Ballistic Missile, Prithvi-II was carried out from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha.
- Prithvi II is a single-stage missile that falls under the liquid fuelling category and is known to have a maximum warhead mounting capability of 500 kg and a range of 250 km
- It was developed by DRDO and was first used by the Indian Air Force.
- There are 3 Prithvi missiles with India with Prithvi I having a range of 150 km, Prithvi II with 250 km range and Prithvi III with 350 km range.
- The Prithvi Missile is an indigenously developed missile by DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organization) under the flagship of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).