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Source : Asian News International (ANI)
Indian Navy’s combat capabilities augmented with sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile trial
New Delhi: The trial of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile further augments Indian Navy’s combat capabilities aimed at making it a force ready to preserve, protect and promote the country’s Maritime interests, said a statement by Indian Navy.
This successful firing is a significant milestone towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, added the Indian Navy.
DRDO and Indian Navy on April 21 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 April 21, 2023.
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. IgMp