India on Tuesday successfully tested its nuclear-capable Prithvi II missile, which has a range of 350 kilometers (217 miles), for the fourth time, officials said.

The missile was fired from a Defense Research and Development Organization, or DRDO, test range near Balasore, a district in the eastern state of Orissa, a member of the launch team told the IANS news agency.

The missile had been test fired three times last year, with the most recent launch coming in December.

The Prithvi is the first domestically manufactured ballistic missile fired by India and one of five models designed by the DRDO as part of its "guided projectiles" program.

The Asian nation successfully tested an Agni-class ballistic missile, which can carry a nuclear warhead, on Dec. 23.

India has been involved in an arms race for years with neighboring Pakistan, which also has nuclear weapons. EFE