India’s 2-layered BMD Shield is a Chilling Warning to the World
The low altitude interceptor was fired over the Bay of Bengal to destroy an incoming ballistic missile. Defence officials in the country are developing a two-tier ballistic missile defence to protect against impending nuclear war.
When fully operational, the defence system will be able to tackle missiles from more than 3,000 miles away.
A statement from India’s defence ministry said: “All the mission objectives were successfully met.”
India has been locked in conflict with neighbours Pakistan, who recently fired a nuclear warhead which “obliterated its target”.
India’s defence ministry’s statement continued: “The weapon system radars tracked the target and provided the initial guidance to the interceptor which could precisely home on to the target and destroyed it in the endo-atmospheric layer.
“The complete event including the engagement and destruction was tracked by a number of electro-optical tracking systems using infrared imagery.
“Radars and telemetry stations tracked the target and the interceptor until the destruction of the target.”
The US, Russia and China are believed to have developed their own missile defence systems after nuclear threats from Kim Jong-un.