India successfully tests Dhanush short-range ballistic missile system

26 February 2018

India successfully tested its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile system from an Indian Navy (IN) ship off the country’s east coast on 23 February.

Officials said IN personnel from the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired the navalised variant of the Indian Army’s Prithvi II (SS-250) short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) to a range of 350 km as part of an IN training exercise from a specially designed offshore patrol vessel positioned near Paradip port in the Bay of Bengal.

The tested missile, which was designed by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has a payload capacity of 500 kg and is designed to hit sea and shore-based targets.

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