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NEWS IMPULSE -PRITHVI II MISSILE| 18 OCTOBER

<p class=”MsoListBullet” style=”text-indent: 0in; margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”tab-stops:.5in”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”color:black”>Source &ndash;The Hindu</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class=”MsoListBullet” style=”text-indent: 0in; margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”tab-stops:.5in”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”color:black”>GS Paper &ndash;3</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></span></p>

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<p class=”text-node”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”vertical-align:baseline”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><b><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”color:black”>Context </span></b><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”color:black”>- </span><span lang=”EN-GB” style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>India successfully conducted a&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>night trial</span></span></span></span></span></span><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>&nbsp;of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>Odisha</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>HIGHLIGHTS</span></span></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Roboto”><span style=”color:black”>surface-to-surface missile</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>a strike range of 350 km</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>carried out from a mobile launcher, a Defence Research and Development (DRDO)</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Roboto”><span style=”color:black”>A complete trial of the missile was monitored by Defence Research Development Organization.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:black”><span style=”letter-spacing:.35pt”>Prithvi-2 missile is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kg of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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