India successfully test-fired the over 250 km strike range Prithvi-II ballistic missile off the coast of Balasore in Odisha. The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is already the part of the Strategic Forces Command.

The missile test comes a week after India successfully test-fired a new generation anti-radiation missile from a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) that can destroy a wide variety of enemy radars, air defence systems and communication networks from large stand-off ranges.

On September 30, BrahMos Extended Range Supersonic Cruise Missile was test-fired off the coast of Odisha. The BrahMos Extended Range Supersonic Cruise Missile can strike the target at a distance of over 400 km.