India carries out maiden flight-test of ballistic missile defence interceptor

India on Wednesday successfully conducted maiden flight-test of phase-II ballistic missile defence interceptor AD-1 missile off Odisha coast. “Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful maiden flight-test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) interceptor AD-1 missile with large kill altitude bracket from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha,” defence ministry said in a statement.