India successfully test fires Nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’

  • India successfully test fires Nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’
24-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India today successfully test fired nuclear capable ballistic missile ‘Dhanush’ from a naval ship off Odhisha coast, said Defence officials. It must be noted that the missile has a strike range of 350 kms. The surface-to-surface missile is a naval variant of the indigenously developed ‘Prithvi’ missile.

The missile was test fired from a ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at around 10:00 am, officials informed. “The missile launch was part of a training exercise by the SFC of Indian Navy” one official said. The missile launch and its flight performance were monitored from DRDO telemetry and Radar facilities in the Odhisha coast.

It must be noted that ‘Dhanush’ is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land nad sea based targets. The Defence officials termed the test launch a complete success and said that all mission objectives were met during the trial.

The single-stage, liquid-propelled 'Dhanush' has already been inducted into the defence services; it is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).

The last trial was successfully tested on April 9, 2015, sources added.

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