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India Successfully Test-Fires Dhanush Missile From Ship

Sputnik News

15:13 09.04.2015(updated 15:32 09.04.2015)

The launch was carried out at 11:02 local time off the Odisha state coast. Dhanush is a maneuvering missile and is a naval variant of the Prithvi-II missile. It is capable of carrying a 500-kilogram nuclear payload.

The Indian Armed Forces conducted a successful test launch from a navy ship of the Dhanush missile which is capable of carrying a nuclear payload.

The launch was carried out by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command at 11:02 local time off the Odisha state coast.

'The missile successfully destroyed the target on the water with a high degree of accuracy,' India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) reported.

Dhanush is a maneuvering missile and is a naval variant of the Prithvi-II missile. It is one of the five rockets which were designed by DRDO engineers and scientists under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.

The missile can hit both land and sea targets and is capable of carrying a 500-kilogram nuclear payload.

Sputnik



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