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