India test-fires nuclear capable Dhanush missile | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

India test-fires nuclear capable Dhanush missile

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India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile on Friday morning from a naval ship off the Odisha coast
According to a defence source, the test launch was ‘a complete success and all the objectives of the missions were met. Dhanush is a variant of the indigenous Prithvi missile. It is a surface-to-surface missile that can hit both land and sea-based targets. The Strategic Force Command of the defence forces carried out the trial from a ship near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at 10.52 am.
The missile has a strike range of 350 km and can carry a payload of 500 kg. Dhanush is one of the five missiles the Defence Research and Development Organisation built under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme, officials added. It was last testedin November 2015.

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