Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fresh trial of ballistic missile likely next week

Balasore, July 20: Preparations have begun as India plans to conduct a fresh trial of its tactical ballistic missile to build a credible defence shield for intercepting and destroying incoming missiles, informed sources.

The Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile test is likely to be conducted early next week, sources added.

The trial may be conducted on July 26 or 27.

The test involving coordinated flight of missiles hostile missile and the interceptor missile would involve both the ranges of Interim Test Range Dhamra as well as Chandipur.

During the trial, the interceptor missile would shoot down an incoming `enemy missile' as part of its efforts to build a credible ballistic missile defence shield.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has built both the missiles, according to sources.

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