Correct Answer : Option (D) - Prithvi-II
India on Wednesday(15th June 2022) successfully test-fired the short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-2 from an Integrated Test Centre in Odisha. This comes days after conducting a routine test of its nuclear-capable Agni missile. According to the Defence Ministry, the Prithvi-2 missile was test fired at around 7.30 pm.
The Defence Ministry said that the missile met all the prescribed operational and technical parameters during the test. The Defence Ministry in a statement said, "The short-range ballistic missile Prithvi-2 was successfully test-fired on June 15 at around 7.30 pm from an Integrated Test Centre at Chandipur, Odisha."
According to the Defence Ministry, the Prithvi-2 missile system is considered extremely successful and is capable of hitting the target with a very high degree of accuracy.
What you should know about Prithvi-2 missile :
Prithvi-2 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 (160 mi). It was developed by DRDO and was first used by the Indian Air Force.
Prithvi-2 class is also a single-stage liquid-fueled missile having a maximum warhead mounting capability of 500 kg, but with an extended range of 250 km (160 mi). It was developed with the Indian Air Force being the primary user.
It was first test-fired on January 27, 1996 and the development stages were completed in 2004. The missile features measures to deceive anti-ballistic missiles. India has three Prithvi missiles with Prithvi-1 having a range of 150 km, Prithvi-2 with 250 km range and Prithvi-3 with 350 km range.
The Prithvi Missile is an indigenously developed missile by DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) under the flagship of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)..Source : DNA India