- India is fourth country in world to master the technology of direct hit
- The interceptor missile travels at almost five times the speed of sound
- This is the third supersonic interceptor test carried out this year
At 9.45 am on Thursday, India successfully tested a supersonic interceptor missile capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile in low altitude. The missile hit bull's eye at about 15 km above the Earth's surface in the Bay of Bengal. Highly placed sources in the Ministry of Defence told NDTV that the high speed Interceptor Missile was the ninth test of this futuristic air defence system which will be used to protect high value installations if targeted by enemy missiles. India is the fourth country in the world to master the technology of hitting a missile with a missile.
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