India Tests Prithvi-II Missiles in Salvo Launch

India test fired two of their nuclear-capable Prithvi-II short-range ballistic missiles on Monday (November 21, 2016). The missiles were launched from road-mobile transporter-erector launchers in rapid succession as a salvo test. This salvo test is the second India has conducted, the first taking place in 2009. Prithvi-II’s are regularly used to test Indian air defense systems, however this was not the purpose of the Monday test. According to the New Indian Express, the missiles were tracked from launch until impact by Indian coastal and sea-based radar.

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Missile Defense Project, "India Tests Prithvi-II Missiles in Salvo Launch," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 21, 2016, last modified June 15, 2018,