India has successfully destroyed an incoming modified Prithvi ballistic missile by using Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile which was launched from Wheeler Islands.

Modified Prithvi ballistic missile was launched from the Chandipur and it was intercepted by the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) at about 10.15am.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials has said, "It was fourth successful trial of AAD interceptor missile against incoming ballistic missile in endo-atmospheric regime at 15km altitude. The guidance computers continuously computed the trajectory of the incoming ballistic missile and launched AAD-05 interceptor missile at a precisely calculated time." 


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