India tests N-capable missile

Posted in Other | 08-Nov-04 | Source: dawn.com (Pakistan)

India has test-fired for a sixth time the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Nov. 3, 2004.
BHUBANESHWAR, Nov 7: India on Sunday tested a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead off its eastern coast, defence sources said.

The Indian-made Dhanus, with a strike range of 250km was test-fired from naval ship INS Subhadra at around 12:20 pm (1120am PST) in the Bay of Bengal off the state of Orissa, the sources said.

The Indian defence sources said the Dhanus is a naval variant of India's surface-to-surface Prithvi II missile.

The test was the third by India in recent weeks. On Oct 27 it fired off a naval version of its Prithivi III while on Nov 3 it conducted a test of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.-AFP

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