Q. Consider the following statements with respect to “Prithvi Missile”:
1. It is India’s indigenously developed ballistic missile produced under project Devil.
2. It is a surface-to-surface short range ballistic missile.
Which of the following codes below given is correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

The Prithvi was India’s first indigenously developed ballistic missile produced by the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). 

Prithvi is a road-mobile, surface to surface short range ballistic missile (SRBM) powered by a single-stage, two engines, and liquid-fuel. Development of the Prithvi began in 1983, and it was first tested fired on February 25, 1988. 

Source: The Hindu