Indian Navy tests sea-based interceptor missile

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy have successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile.

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As informed, the test occurred off  the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal on 21 April. The purpose of the trial was to engage and neutralize a hostile ballistic missile threat thereby elevating India into the elite club of Nations having Naval BMD capability.

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Prior to this, DRDO has successfully demonstrated a land-based BMD system with the capability to neutralize ballistic missile threats, emerging from adversaries.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and Industry involved in the successful demonstration of ship-based ballistic missile defence capabilities.

Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Samir V Kamat complimented the teams involved in the design and development of the missile.

He said that nation has achieved self-reliance in developing highly-complex network-centric anti-ballistic missile systems.