DHANUSH NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BALLISTIC MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED
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.