India test-fires nuclear-capable Dhanush missile

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Dhanush Missile
Balasore (Odisha), Oct 5: India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Dhanush, the naval version of Prithvi short-range ballistic missile, from a warship off Odisha coast today. The indigenously developed naval version of the Prithvi short-range ballistic missile has a strike range of up to 350 km and can carry 500 kg of conventional or nuclear warhead, a DRDO official said.

"The trial was a complete success and all the mission objectives were accomplished," he said. Developed by the DRDO, the missile is about 8.53 metre in length and 0.9 metre in diameter. This single stage missile uses liquid propellant. The Dhanush missile can be used as an anti-ship weapon as well as for destroying land targets depending on the range, sources said.


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