India’s own interceptor missile soars high
- An indigenously developed interceptor missile on 11th February, 2017 successfully destroyed an incoming ballistic missile in a direct hit.
- This demonstrated the capability of India’s Ballistic Missile Shield (BMD), which is under development.
- With this test, India has crossed an important milestone and has entered an exclusive club of four nations with developing capabilities to secure its skies and cities against hostile threats.
- The BMD is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as a two layered system to tackle incoming targets at endo and exo atmospheres.