India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Dhanush missile from ship [ Current Affairs ]
India successfully test fired nuclear weapons-capable Dhanush missile from a ship, off the Odisha coast. Dhanush missile is the ship-based missile which was launched from an Offshore Patrolling Vessel (OPV), deep inside the Bay of Bengal to test its full range.
Feature of nuclear-capable Dhanush missile-
- Dhanush missile indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
- It is a surface-to-surface missile which based on the naval variant of Prithvi missile.
- Dhanush missile carried 500 to 1000 kilogram conventional as well as nuclear payload.
- Dhanush missile is a single-stage, liquid-propelled missile.
- Dhanush missile has range of 350 km.
Capable to target both land-based and sea-based targets. It gives Indian Navy capability to strike enemy targets with great precision.
Dhanush is one of the 5 missiles developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) in India.
In November 2014, the previous trial of the missile was successfully conducted.
- Published on: April 13, 2015