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Saturday, April 04, 2015

India to Test Fire Three Missiles This Month

Agni III IRBMIn a bid to strengthen its fire power and form the triad of a credible nuclear deterrence, India has planned at least four tests of three indigenously built nuclear capable missiles off the Odisha coast this month.

A reliable source at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur here said while an updated version of Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile has been scheduled to be test fired against an electronic target on April 6, the weapon system will be fired to intercept an actual target, mimicking a modified Prithvi missile on April 22.

The ballistic interceptor missiles will be flight tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at endo atmospheric zone (below the altitude of 40 km) and a successful trial will propel its induction in the armed forces.

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