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India successfully test fired supersonic interceptor missile

Giving a boost to Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capability, India successfully launched an interceptor missile to destroy an incoming target missile in a accurate hit at an altitude of 15 km over the Bay of Bengal. The target missile played as an incoming enemy missile with a range of more than 2,000 km.

In the test, the interceptor missile, Advanced Air Defence (AAD), which was fired from the Wheeler Island, successfully destroyed the ‘hostile’ missile which was fired from Launch Complex-3 at Chandipur.

The test is part of India’s plans to deploy a two-tiered BMD system to engage and destroy incoming enemy missiles in the endo-atmosphere and exo-atmopshere.

As per Scientists, the success of the test means that India’s Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme in the endo-atmosphere (that is, below an altitude of 50 km) is now ready for deployment and the country is in a position to take it to the next phase of production and induction.

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Security OF D8 leaders a major concern for Pakistan

For Pakistan, who is hosting D8 summit, security of the group’s leaders has become a major challenge amid increasing incidents of suicide attacks.

What is D8?

  • D8 or Developing 8 is the group of 8 developing nations with large Muslim populations that have formed an economic development alliance.
  • Members: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

Objectives: To improve member states’ position in the global economy, diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations, enhance participation in decision-making at international level, and improve standards of living.

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