India Successfully Test-fires Nuclear-capable Dhanush Missile

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Bhubaneswar: India on Friday successfully test fired its nuclear capable Dhanush missile from a warship off the Odisha coast.

Dhanush was test fired from a naval ship off the coast of the state over the Bay of Bengal.

The missile launch and its flight performance were monitored from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) base off Odisha coast.

Dhanush is a naval version of the nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi. It has a range of 350 km and is capable of carrying a conventional as well as nuclear payload of more than 500 kg. It can hit both land and sea-based targets.

The missile has already been inducted into the defence services. The missile gives the Indian Navy the capability to strike enemy targets with great precision.