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The first phase of In­dia’s long-de­layed two-lay­ered mis­sile shield, de­signed to in­ter­cept in­com­ing bal­lis­tic mis­siles with a range of 2,000 km, got a boost with a suc­cess­ful test on Fe­bru­ary 11. The in­ter­cep­tor mis­sile, fired from Dr A.P.J. Ab­dul Kalam is­land, de­stroyed a mis­sile launched from a naval war­ship in the Bay of Ben­gal.


(Long Range Track­ing Radar): Can de­tect in­com­ing bal­lis­tic mis­siles 600 km away. In­ter­cept­ing 5,000 km range IRBMs re­quires LRTRs that can de­tect in­com­ing mis­siles at ranges of 1,500 km


(Exo-at­mo­spheric in­ter­cep­tor): Can in­ter­cept medium range bal­lis­tic mis­siles up to 100 km al­ti­tude. Suc­cess­ful test car­ried out on Fe­bru­ary 11; in­ter­cepted tar­get 97 km away


(Endo-at­mo­spheric in­ter­cep­tor): Can in­ter­cept short-range bal­lis­tic mis­siles upto 30 km al­ti­tude. 12 tests till date

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