Chandipur, Dec 13: 'Dhanush', the naval version of India's indigenously developed surface-to-surface Prithvi missile system was test fired from a naval ship about 40 nautical miles from here inside the Bay of Bengal on Dec 13.
A naval team and the scientists of the DRDO jointly conducted the mission, claimed an official from the Department of Defence.
The missile was flight tested from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal at about 11:30 am, according to Defence sources.
Dhanush missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads. It is a single stage missile with liquid propellant and can hit both sea as well as shore based targets of 350 km range with 500kg payload.
The missile in its initial test of development stage on Apr 11, 2000 had failed due to some technical snags developed during the blast-off phase. But, in it's range and pay load capabilities the missile was a success.
The last trial of Dhanush missile was successfully conducted on Mar 30,2007 from a naval ship off Orissa coast.