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India set to test missile shield next week
 
 
 
India set to test missile shield next week

NEW DELHI : India is all set to test its anti-ballistic missile defence system for long range for the first time next week. This will be followed by trial of cruise missile Nirbhay (whose maiden test had failed last year) and air-to-air missile Astra next month, Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to Indian defence minister, said. Talking to reporters, Chander, who is also Defence Research and Development Organisation DG, said the unnamed missile interceptor will be tested from Wheeler Island.

 
 
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