Saturday, March 31, 2007

India Successfully Test Fires Ship-To-Ship Missile

India successfully test-fired the indigenously developed ship-to-ship "Dhanush" missile from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal along the country's eastern coast.The 8.56 metre missile, the nuclear capable and naval version of India's surface to surface missile "Prithivi" was test-fired this afternoon local time, the news agency Indo-Asian News Service reported."Dhanush" has a striking range of 250 km and can carry a single warhead weighing up to 750 kg. The missile could reach a target of 500 km with a lighter warhead, the news agency said.

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