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Indian Navy test-fires nuclear capable Dhanush ballistic missile from Patrol Vessel.


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Naval Forces News - India
 
 
 
Indian Navy test-fires nuclear capable Dhanush ballistic missile from Patrol Vessel
 
India on Thursday tested its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush from an Indian Navy patrol vessel in the Bay of Bengal in Odisha, eastern India. The missile test, fired from an offshore patrol vessel (OPV), was described as successful by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

The single-stage, liquid-propelled Dhanush has already been inducted into the armed services and is one of the five missiles developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
     
India on Friday tested its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush from an Indian Navy patrol vessel in the Bay of Bengal in Odisha, eastern India. The missile, fired from a naval ship somewhere between Puri and Visakhapatnam as part of the training exercise of the Indian Navy, was described as successful by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Dhanush missile installed on INS Subhadra patrol vessel
(Picture: DRDO)
     
With a pay-load capacity of 1000 kg, Dhanush is a naval version of the nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi. It is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads and can strike targets up to 350 km away.
     
India on Thursday tested its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush from an Indian Navy patrol vessel in the Bay of Bengal in Odisha, eastern India. The missile test, fired from an offshore patrol vessel (OPV), was described as successful by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Dhanush missile launching from INS Subhadra patrol vessel
(Picture: DRDO)
     
It can target both land-based and sea-based targets. The missile has already been inducted into the armed services and the Strategic Forces Command personnel randomly picked up the missile from the production lot for Thursday’s trial, which was carried out as part of regular user training.
 
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