Modi congratulates defence scientists for successful testing of interceptor missile

India on Wednesday successfully test fired the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile, the second level of two-tier interceptor missile system that can destroy hostile ballistic missiles.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated the defence scientists for successfully testing the interceptor missile and said that it was a proud moment for the country.

"With this, India joins the select group of five nations with such capability - a proud moment for the entire country," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

India on Wednesday successfully test fired the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile, the second level of two-tier interceptor missile system that can destroy hostile ballistic missiles.

The latest test comes less than a month after India successfully tested the Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile on February 11.

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