India today hit a big milestone towards achieving two- layered Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system when it successfully test fired its “Prithvi Defence Vehicle” Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile with indigenous infrared seeker from Wheeler Island (Abdul Kalam Island) off the coast of Odisha.
|PDV Exo Atmospheric Interceptor Missile|
“We can intercept missile of varieties almost in hit to kill mode today. That is the achievement of this. And today we have strong infrastructure both in terms of radars, communications, missiles, software, hardware, which is required for this; And the greatest point of this launch is that it has got indigenous infrared seeker, which has been able to engage the incoming missile that means the capability of homing guidance has really matured in the country” Dr Saraswat added. (Listen Dr. Saraswat Audio)