NEW DELHI — India test-fired a short-range, nuclear-capable missile Thursday that hit its target accurately, the defense ministry said.
India has tested two versions of its short-range missiles capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads, a defense ministry official said Friday.
The first missile was test fired from a navy warship in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of eastern Orissa state, said defense ministry spokesman Sitanshu Kar.
An hour later, a second short-range missile was tested. The nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi missile was fired from India’s missile testing range at Chandipur, also in Orissa, the defense ministry said.
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India has successfully tested three separate missiles, including the 435-mile range, nuclear-capable Agni-I, defense officials said.
A medium range surface-to-surface Agni-I ballistic missile tested Sunday from a mobile launcher at an island in the Bay of Bengal followed the firings of ship-based Dhanush and Prithvi-II the previous day, The Hindu reported.