"It was a text book launch meeting all the mission objectives," Ravi Kumar Gupta, director, Defence Research Development Organisation, said after the successful launch of the missile by the India's Strategic Force Command (SFC).
On Thursday India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Prithvi II from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the district. Dhanush had also to be test fired on the day, but its launch was held back for a day due to inclement weather conditions in the sea.
Similar in features to Prithvi, the 9-metre tall single-staged liquid fuelled missile is capable of carrying warhead of 500 kg to a distance of 350 kg can be launched from naval ships. Equipped with a high accuracy inertial navigation system with sophisticated on-board control and guidance, Dhanush has ability to hit sea and shore based enemy targets with great precision.