India on Thursday has claimed successful test of its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile in low altitude. The test was carried out in Odisha.

It was third test carried out in 2017 in which an incoming ballistic missile target was successfully intercepted, within 30 km altitude of the earth s atmosphere by an interceptor.

“It was a direct hit and grand success,” Defence sources said after the test launch.