India to test ballistic missile interceptor
Bhubaneswar: India is preparing to test a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Odisha on Friday, an official said on Thursday.
The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) endo-atmospheric interceptor missile would be fired from Wheeler Island off the coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district and kill an incoming ballistic missile to be launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea in Balasore.
"The test is likely to be conducted during the morning hour. It is a developmental trial," a defence scientist involved in the exercise told IANS.
India is developing the interceptors which have been successfully tested several times in the past, to provide air-shield to important Indian cities against hostile attacks.
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