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DRDO & Indian Navy conduct successful trial of BMD Interceptor from naval platform
BMD Interceptor
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DRDO & Indian Navy conduct successful trial of BMD Interceptor from naval platform

| @indiablooms | 22 Apr 2023, 10:30 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal on Friday.

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.

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

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Indian Navy and the Industry involved in a successful demonstration of ship-based Ballistic Missile defence capabilities.

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

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

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