India successfully tests interceptor missile
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India successfully tests interceptor missile

NEW DELHI (AP) — A defense ministry official says India has successfully shot down a missile in a test of a homegrown missile interception system.

Sitanshu Kar says the interceptor missile destroyed a medium-range missile over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday. The missile had been fired from a test site in the eastern state of Orissa.

A test of the system last March was unsuccessful, with the interceptor missile failing to take off.

The system is aimed at providing a shield against incoming missiles.

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