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India successfully test-fires new interceptor missile

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BALASORE, ODISHA (PTI): India on Sunday successfully test-fired a new interceptor missile capable of neutralising an incoming long-range missile at higher altitude.

The interceptor, positioned at launch pad IV of the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore in Odisha, roared into the sky at about 0910 hours IST to hit its target.

The target, mimicking an incoming enemy missile, was first test fired from a naval ship at 0906 AM and after getting signals from the radars, the interceptor went into action.

"The trial was conducted successfully and all the mission objectives were met," DRDO Spokesman Ravi Kumar Gupta told PTI over phone.

The details of the 'kill effect' of the interceptor missile were analysed after retrieving all the data from various radars and telemetry stations, an official said.

Earlier, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which is the premier agency to develop such a sophisticated interceptor, had successfully tested six interceptor missiles developed by it, both in endo-atmosphere (within 30 km altitude above sea level) and exo-atmosphere stage (above 30 km altitude).

The Prithvi Air Defence (PAD) interceptor missile has already demonstrated its killing capability at an altitude of 50 km and 80 km while the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile has annihilated the target missile at an altitude of 15 km to 30 km.

Now the target is to achieve the interception of a long range missile at an altitude of above 100 km, defence sources said.

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