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India successfully test-fired Dhanush missile

The indigenously developed naval version of the Prithvi short-range ballistic missile has a strike range of up to 350 km

Press Trust of India  |  Balasore, Odisha 

successfully Dhanush, the naval version of short-range ballistic missile, from a warship off Odisha coast today.

The indigenously developed naval version of the short-range has a strike range of up to 350 km and can carry 500 kg of conventional or nuclear warhead, a official said.

"Dhanush was from a naval ship off Odisha coast at around 1125 hours," Ravi Kumar Gupta, Director in the Directorate of Public Interface in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) told PTI over phone.

Describing the trial as fully successful, Gupta said the test was conducted by the (SFC) of the Indian Navy. "The trial was a complete success and all the mission objectives were accomplished," he said.

Developed by the DRDO, the missile is about 8.53 metre in length and 0.9 metre in diameter. This single stage missile uses

The can be used as an anti-ship weapon as well as for destroying land targets depending on the range, sources said.

First Published: Fri, October 05 2012. 13:11 IST