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Interceptor missile successfully test-fired

  • As part of its plan to deploy a two-layer ballistic missile defence system, India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from the Integrated Test Range off Orissa coast. 
  • A surface-to-surface target missile - a modified  'Prithvi' – was first lifted from the launch Complex-III in ITR at Chandipur, 15 km from here around 10:13 hours, defence sources said.
  • The missile tracking network consisting of long range and multi-function radars and other range sensors positioned at different locations detected and identified the incoming missile. 
  • The interceptor missile at Wheeler Island, about 70 km across the sea from Chandipur, with a directional warhead was launched at about 10:16 hour and ground and on board control guided it to the target, the sources said. 
  • The last flight of interceptor missile was conducted on March 6, 2011.


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