DHANUSH NU­CLEAR-CA­PA­BLE BAL­LIS­TIC MIS­SILE SUC­CESS­FULLY TEST-FIRED

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The In­dian mil­i­tary suc­cess­fully test-fired the Dhanush mis­sile from a war­ship off the coast of odisha on fe­bru­ary 23. the Dhanush mis­sile is also known as the prithvi-III, and is a short-range bal­lis­tic mis­sile ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing nu­clear war­heads. Dhanush is the naval vari­ant of the sur­face-to-sur­face prithvi mis­sile plat­form. It can be used for both ship-to-ship and ship-to-sur­face strikes. the mis­sile has a de­clared strike range of 350 km, and is ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing a war­head up to 500 kg in weight. the mis­sile may also be fit­ted with con­ven­tional war­heads. Of­fi­cials told the me­dia that the test of the Dhanush was a “com­plete suc­cess” and that all the mis­sion ob­jec­tives had been achieved. the mis­sile test was car­ried out by the strate­gic forces Com­mand, the tri-ser­vices mil­i­tary com­mand that con­trols all of In­dia’s nu­clear weapons and their as­so­ci­ated de­liv­ery sys­tems.

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