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.