DRDO, Indian Navy successfully conduct maiden flight trial
DRDO, Indian Navy successfully conducts maiden flight trials of ballistic missile defence Interceptor from Naval Platform
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy have successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of ballistic missile defence Interceptor from Naval Platform. The trial was conducted yesterday off the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal.
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 ballistic missile defence capability.
Defence Ministry said, prior to this, DRDO has successfully demonstrated land-based ballistic missile defence system with capability to neutralize ballistic missile threats, emerging from adversaries.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO, Indian Navy and the industry involved in successful demonstration of ship based Ballistic Missile defence capabilities. DRDO Chairman Dr Samir V Kamat said that India has achieved self-reliance in developing highly-complex network-centric anti-ballistic missile systems.