DRDO tests exo-atmospheric ballistic missile interception

The interceptor is based on the nuclear-capable Prithvi Missile. 

Published: 11th February 2017 12:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2017 12:29 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Saturday successfully tested an exo-atmospheric missile interception as part of the ballistic missile defence programme, sources informed.

At 7.45 a.m., on the east coast of India, an incoming missile was successfully intercepted at a height of 100 kms with a direct hit by an interceptor missile, said a top DRDO official.

The interceptor is based on the nuclear-capable Prithvi Missile. 

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