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Prithvi-II was successfully test-fired from a defence base off Odisha coast

Balasore:3/6/17:Surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II was  successfully test-fired from a defence base off Odisha coast as part of an user trial by the Army. According to sources, the trial of the missile was carried out by firing it from a mobile launcher from launch complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea .

The launch was carried out by the specially formed strategic force command (SFC), which was monitored by scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the sources added.

The indigenously developed Prithvi-II has a strike range of 350 km and is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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