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Nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile successfully test-fired

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  1. SAM DAN

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    BALASORE: India tonight successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off the Odisha coast.

    The surface-to-surface Dhanush, a naval variant of India's indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was test fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal at around 7.40 PM by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence force.

    "The missile launch and its flight performance was monitored from the ITR at Chandipur, Odisha," he said.

    'Prithvi-II' surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was also test-fired from a test range at Chandipur earlier in the day.

    Dhanush missile is capable of carrying conventional as well as nuclear payload of 500 to 1,000 kg and hit both land and sea-based targets.
     
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    India's ASBM?
     
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    Yes, its already reported by many news article before that's dhanush can be used as Anti Ship Ballistic missile.
    OCt 2012 news:

    Developed by the DRDO, the missile is about 8.53 metre in length and 0.9 metre in diameter. This single stage missile uses liquid propellant. The Dhanush missile can be used as an anti-ship weapon as well as for destroying land targets depending on the range, sources said.

    Source: 500 KM Dhanush Missile Night Trial successful. Has Dhanush an Anti Ship role too?