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India test fires supersonic interceptor missile off Odisha coast

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Dhamra: India successfully test fired the supersonic interceptor missile from a test range off Odisha coast here this morning.

The indigenously-developed missile was launched from a canister at around 11.24 am at launch pad number-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Dr Abdul Kalam Island near Dhamra port in Bhadrak district. It hit the target mid-air on sea surface.

The interceptor, an advanced air defence missile, was developed with improved features. It is capable of destroying incoming hostile ballistic missiles.

The 7.5-metre-long single-stage solid rocket propelled guided missile is equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator.