FreeCurrencyRates.com

इंडियन आवाज़     28 May 2017 08:11:27      انڈین آواز

India successfully test fires supersonic Interceptor Missile

AMN

India today successfully test-fired the supersonic interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast at 10.15 AM. After receiving commands from the radars on the incoming missile, the interceptor missile Prithvi detected and tracked the enemy’s ballistic missile, which was fired from Interim Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha at 10.10 AM.

missileThe weapon, dubbed as advanced air defence interceptor is part of the country’s credible ballistic missile defence programme. With this test India has become the fourth country in the world to have a ballistic missile defence programme. Other countries which have developed a ballistic missile defence system include the US, Russia and Israel.

Today’s successful test of the missile holds significance as the weapon system, which has been test fired at least eight times successfully, is likely to be inducted in the armed forces and deployed at strategic locations to protect the country’s cities and important installations from hostile attacks.

Defence sources said though the ballistic missile defence programme is triggered by growing arsenal of the neighbouring countries, India has been maintaining a no-first-use principle. DRDO on 11th of last month had carried out a test of Prithvi Defence Vehicle interceptor missile, capable of killing incoming missiles at an altitude of more than 100 kilometre at exo-atmospheric zone from the same test range.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

SPORTS

Team India arrive in England for Champions Trophy

Team India, led by Virat Kohli, arrived in England today ahead of their title defence of the ICC Champions Tro ...

ICC Cricket Committee recommends DRS for T20 Internationals

The ICC Cricket Committee chaired by India's head coach Anil Kumble has made a host of recommendations at its ...

Ad

Archive

May 2017
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

OPEN HOUSE

NEPAL TRAGEDY: PHOTO FEATURE

[caption id="attachment_30524" align="alignleft" width="482"] The death toll from Saturday's deadly 7.9 magnit ...

@Powered By: Logicsart