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Dhanush, Prithvi-2 to be testfired tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Balasore 

Nuclear capable Dhanush and Prithvi-2 missile tests are likely to be conducted tomorrow, defence sources said here.

"Agni-1, surface-to-surface single stage missile with 700 km range, will be taken up for test on Sunday," sources said adding that Defence Research Development Organisation and operational strategic units of army and naval forces would jointly conduct the operation.

They said nuclear capable Agni-1 would be test-fired from Wheeler Island, about 70 km across sea from Chandipur-on-sea.  Prithvi-2, a missile with maximum range of 295 km, would be tested from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, about 15 km from here.

Dhanush, the naval version of Prithvi, would be testfired from a naval ship off the Orissa coast, the sources said.

The supersonic cruise missile, Brahmos, jointly developed by India and Russia, had a successful trial on March 22, 2010 from a naval ship off the Orissa coast.

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First Published: Fri, March 26 2010. 18:40 IST