Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:56:03 GMT

India successfully tests nuclear-capable missile Dhanush

Balasore: India Sunday successfully tested a nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush from a warship in the Bay of Bengal, an official said.

missile Dhanush

V.K. Saraswat, scientific advisor to the defence minister, and director general and secretary, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was on-board the ship during the mission.

Prithvi is part of India's ambitious integrated guided missile development programme launched over 20 years ago.

Dhanush (meaning bow), which was tested several times in the past, is designed and built by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

It was first test-fired on April 11, 2000 from the Chandipur range.

Source: IANS

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