Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Prithvi I, Prithvi II and Prithvi III
Parent System: Prithvi
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995
Total Production: 100
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Description: Prithvi is a tactical ballistic missile with an estimated range of 150 - 350 kilometers developed and produced in India. It is based on single stage liquid fuel technology taken from Soviet V-75 missile utilized on SA-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. Prithvi is not a sophisticated missile system. India has developed three variants: Phritvi I has a range of 150 km, Prithvi II can hit targets at 250 km and Prithvi III has a maximum range of 350 kilometers.
The Prithvi ballistic missile can be deployed mounted on Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicles. The Indian Army has placed firm orders for Prithvi missile to equip its artillery units. These nuclear-capable tactical ballistic missiles can be equipped with 500 kg to 1,000 kg warheads.
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