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Dhanush Missile Naval Version Launch Photo: DRDO

India has successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable Dhanush, a naval variant of Prithvi-II missile from a ship, off the Odisha coast on Thursday.

Personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) carried out the launch at 11.02 AM (IST) from an Offshore Patrolling Vessel (OPV), according to Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) missile scientists.

The missile is capable of carrying a nuclear payload of 500 to 1000 kg and can hit both land based and sea based targets. The test fire was a part of regular user training.

The single-stage, liquid-propelled Dhanush has already been inducted into the armed services and is one of the five missiles developed by theis part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program of the DRDO.

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