India tests ballistic missile interceptor

July 26th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) India Monday tested a ballistic missile interceptor from a defence base in Orissa as part of its endeavour to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, defence sources said.
The interceptor missile was launched from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here.

An incoming ballistic missile was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 70 km away from Wheeler Island across the sea.

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