India: Dhanush Nuclear Capable Missile Test Fired from INS Suvarna

by OldSailor on March 11, 2011


India_Dhanush_Nuclear_Capable_Missile_Test_Fired_INS_Suvarna_1 India’s indigenous, nuclear capable ‘Dhanush’ missile was test fired from Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel  INS Suvarna (P 52), off the coast of Orissa on March 11, 2011. (Photo on the right is from Press Information Bureau).

Dhanush is the naval version of the ‘Prithvi’ surface-to-surface missile. In addition ‘Prithvi’ missile was also test fired same day from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea.

Both missiles met their objectives set by the Strategic Forces Command. On January 04, 2003 Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), approved the appointment of a Commander – in – Chief, Strategic Forces Command to manage and administer all Strategic Forces.

Here is another photograph showing INS Suvarna launching Dhanush missile.


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