India’s missile defence system is set to get a big boost as it is developing capability to intercept enemy missiles fired from a distance of up to 5,000 km, in effect tackling any possible threat from countries such as China. The capability is being developed by DRDO as part of the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield, whose first phase is ready for deployment possibly in Delhi. Development of the first phase of the BMD programme has been completed, DRDO chief Mr Avinash Chander told PTI in an interview. Under this, the BMD shield can tackle enemy missiles fired at from ranges up to 2,000 km.
Source: Deccan Herald