India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile on sunday from a test range Wheeler Island, Odisha. The missile is capable of destroying any incoming hostile projectile missiles. Sources at the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) said, the advanced version of low altitude supersonic ballistic interceptor missile was fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at a ballistic missile, a modified naval version of Prithvi missile launched from a ship harbour inside Bay of Bengal. According to a source this was the 12th test conducted by India of the interceptor missile. The 'kill' effect of the interceptor was ascertained by analyzing data from multiple tracking sources, DRDO scientist reportedly said. According to reports the interceptor features a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator and has its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception and independent tracking.

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