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India's Dhanush Ballistic Missile features, specification



India Successfully Test Fired Dhanush Ballistic Missile on 23 February 2018 Details, Features, Specification

India successfully tests fired its Dhanush, a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) on 23rd February 2018.

The Dhanush is a surface-to-surface or ship-to-ship, nuclear-capable ballistic missile. It is a naval-variant of the Prithvi-3 ballistic missile.

The Dhanush ballistic missile test was conducted as part of a user trial, by the Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Navy from a naval ship near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal, Balasore, Odisha

As per Defence officials, Dhanush, test launch has ambitiously achieved all the parameters within the stipulated time period.

The Dhanush ballistic missile is one of the five indigenously developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) and has already been inducted into the Indian Naval Forces.

The Dhanush ballistic is a single-stage liquid-propelled ballistic missile, weighs around 4.5 tonnes, 8.53 metres in length and 09 metres in diameter.

The Dhanush ballistic is the nuclear-capable ballistic missile, upholding with a strike range of 350 km, it can is strike both land and sea-based targets.

The Dhanush ballistic can carry payloads between 500 kg to 1,000 kg and is capable of carrying both conventional as well as nuclear warheads.  


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