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"Ashwin" an indigenous Air Defence interceptor missile, has been successfully tested

India on 15 May 2016 successfully test fired an indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile, Ashwin. 
•    It was launched from the complex of Abdul Kalam Island (formerly known as Wheeler Island) off Odisha coast.
•    Ashwin is capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile.
•    Indigenously developed by DRDO, the ADD interceptor missile isa 7.5-meter long single-stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator.
•    It weighs around 1.2 tonnes and has a diameter of less than 0.5 meter.
•    With this, India became the fourth country to have successfully developed this anti-ballistic missile system. 
•    The other three are United States, Russia and Israel. 
•    This is inspired by late President of India Shri Abdul Kalam
•    This interceptor missile is enough to destroy various demo.

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