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Nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile successfully test-fired

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  1. AKIIN

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    Nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile successfully test-fired

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    BALASORE: India tonight successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off the Odisha coast.

    The surface-to-surface Dhanush, a naval variant of India's indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was test fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal at around 7.40 PM by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence force.

    "The missile launch was part of an exercise by the armed forces and the missile reached the designated target with high precision," Director of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) M V K V Prasad said.

    "The missile launch and its flight performance was monitored from the ITR at Chandipur, Odisha," he said.

    'Prithvi-II' surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was also test-fired from a test range at Chandipur earlier in the day.
    The single-stage, liquid-propelled Dhanush has already been inducted into the armed services and is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), defence sources said.

    "The trial was conducted by the SFC of the Indian defence force in co-operation with DRDO," a defence scientist said.

    Dhanush missile is capable of carrying conventional as well as nuclear payload of 500 to 1,000 kg and hit both land and sea-based targets.
     
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    Is this missile used as both land attack ballistic missile and anti ship ballistic missile??
     
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    i dont think so ...is Nuclear Land attack missile for ship IN having Brahmos.
     
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    Why this why this Kolavari Di..... Dhanush
     
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    AKIIN 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    is MODI effect may be.....
     
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    Actually there is no missle as such called dhanush right now. Previously there was one based on prithvi. But nowadays every time they test some secret missile or weapon the designate it dhanush missile test fired. All the test fire for k-15 now BO-5 and k-4 missiles were done stating that dhanush missile test fired. so it is more of a garb under which secret weapons are tested.
     
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    They tend to disguise any other missile test in the name of Dhanush , prithvi etc so hope that they were testing some other missile (since the two are already proven).

    K15 was tested many times disguised as any other missile before it was ready for induction.
     
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