Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Prithvi-II missile:
1. It is a surface-to-air tactical missile with a strike range of 350 km.
2. It is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads, both conventional as well as nuclear.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Prithvi-II missile is a surface-to-surface tactical missile with a strike range of 350 km. 

  • It is developed by DRDO under Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP).  
  • It is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads, both conventional as well as nuclear.  
  • The state-of-the-art missile is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.  
  • It uses an advanced inertial guidance system with maneuvering orbit to hit its target.  
  • It was inducted into armour of the defence forces in 2003. 

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