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DRDO and the Indian Navy successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile

Bhubaneswar:23/4/23: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy on Sunday successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal.

The purpose of the trial, which was conducted on April 21, was to engage and neutralise a hostile ballistic missile threat thereby elevating India into the elite club of Nations having Naval BMD capability, a PIB release said.

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

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Indian Navy, and the industry involved in the successful demonstration of ship-based Ballistic Missile defence capabilities. The successful trial of the interceptor missile elevated India into the elite club of Nations having Naval BMD capability, said the Ministry of Defence on Sunday.

Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat also 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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