India on Friday successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable 'Dhanush' ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 kms from a naval ship off Odisha coast.
The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at around 10.52 am, defence officials told PTI.
'Dhanush' missile is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets, the sources said, adding that its trial was carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence forces.
''The missile launch was part of training exercise by the SFC of Indian Navy,'' one official said.
Describing the test launch as ''a complete success'', the officials said all mission objectives were met during the trial.
''The missile launch and its flight performance were monitored from DRDO telemetry and radar facilities in the Odisha coast,'' they said.
The single-stage, liquid-propelled 'Dhanush', has already been inducted into the defence services. It is one of the five missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
The last trial was successfully tested on April 9, 2015, the sources added.
Indian home-grown 155mm/45-caliber towed howitzer, Dhanush has failed weapons test for the third time. “The Dhanush 155mm/45-caliber artillery gun has failed on three occasions in a row in the last three months when the shell of the gun hit the muzzle brake in one of the six prototype guns currently undergoing user trials,”
Dhanush, India's first long-range artillery gun is undergoing user trials in Himalayas. A total of six guns are being tested by the Indian Army under the aegis of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps and the Leh-based 14 Corps
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
India has successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush, from a naval ship off the Odisha coast on Saturday. During the testing, conducted as part of a navy training exercise, the surface-to-surface missile was test fired from a location at the Bay of Bengal, while the DRDO provided all logistic support to track the missile's flight path, according to The New Indian Express
India will be inducting the indigenously-made Dhanush howitzer into its Army on March 26. "The Dhanush guns would be inducted into the Army at a ceremony to be held in Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Jabalpur (located in Madhya Pradesh state) on March 26 where senior functionaries of the Army would be present," ANI quoted Army officials as saying Friday
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