India Successfully Test Fires Dhanush Missile

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Bhubaneswar: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike ranges of 350 km from a naval ship off the Odisha coast, said sources.

The surface-to-surface Dhanush was test fired from INS Subhadra in the Bay of Bengal, said sources.It is a naval variant of India’s indigenous-developed Prithvi missile.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said the launch is successful as the missile reached the designated target.

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Sources said Dhanush missile is capable of carrying conventional as well as nuclear payload of 500 kg and can hit both land and sea-based targets under 350 km range.

It has already been inducted in the armed forces.