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President of India congratulates DRDO on successful Test-Firing of the PRITHVI Defence Vehicle Interceptor Missile

President of India congratulates DRDO on successful Test-Firing of the PRITHVI Defence Vehicle Interceptor Missile

| | 12 Feb 2017, 07:26 pm
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) Interceptor Missile.

 In a message to Dr. S. Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development and Chairman, DRDO, the President has said, "I extend my hearty congratulations to all those associated with the successful test-firing of the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) Interceptor Missile."

"India now joins a select group of nations having such an effective Ballistic Missile Defence System.  The nation is proud of this accomplishment made by DRDO. This is a significant milestone in boosting India’s defence capabilities and will provide enhanced security against incoming ballistic missile threats," he said.

The President said: "Kindly convey my greetings and felicitations to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with this mission. I wish the DRDO continued success in the coming year."

 

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