The Indian military successfully tested two short-range nuclear-capable missiles from a facility in the east of the country Wednesday, a defence research official told AFP.
The domestically-developed Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missiles were tested as part of a routine exercise at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur-on-sea in the state of Orissa, S. P. Dash, the range director, said.
The Prithvi-II missile has a range of 350 kilometres (220 miles) and can carry a conventional or nuclear payload.
The weapon was last tested from same launch site on September 24 this year, when it failed due to technical problems.
“Prithvi-II missile had proved its robustness and accuracy repeatedly during many trials earlier,” a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official told the Press Trust of India news agency.
The drill followed a test on Tuesday by Pakistan, which successfully fired a medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile.