Bhubaneshwar, India (AFP) Dec 13, 2009
India successfully tested a nuclear-capable ballistic missile from a ship near the east coast on Sunday, a defence official said.
The Dhanush, which has a short range of 350 kilometres (220 miles), is a navy version of the surface-to-surface Prithvi missile and can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads.
The missile was successfully fired from a ship in the Bay of Bengal, said S.P. Das, director of Integrated Test Range, a unit of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation.
"The test met all the requisite parameters," he said.
The Dhanush was last tested in 2007.
Last month, India conducted the first night-time test of a nuclear-capable, medium-range ballistic missile but the attempt failed.
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