Pakistan worried as India successfully tests supersonic interceptor missile
By Khaama Press - Mon May 16 2016, 9:15 pm
Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz has said the successful test of the interceptor missile will disturb the balance of power in the region.
Aziz further added that Pakistan will continue to upgrade its defensive capabilities by acquiring advanced technology, according to Radio Pakistan.
India on Sunday successfully test-fired indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile as the country has stepped up efforts to have a full-fledged and multi-layered Ballistic Missile Defense system.
According to reports, the missile is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile, from a test range off Odisha coast.
Sources in India’s Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) have said “The test conducted to validate various parameters of the interceptor in flight mode has been successful.”
The sources quoted in a report by Times of India further added that the interceptor engaged a target which was a naval version of Prithvi missile launched from a ship anchored inside Bay of Bengal, taking up the trajectory of the “hostile ballistic missile”.
According to the sources, the interceptor is a 7.5-metre-long single-stage solid rocket-propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator.
They also added that the interceptor had its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and sophisticated radars.