Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System of DRDO has successfully scored a direct hit on incoming missile on December 28, 2017 from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The interceptor directly hit the target at an altitude of about 15 kilometres and destroyed it. Today’s direct interception is fourth in a row, where the missiles have scored a perfect hit on the incoming missile. It was witnessed by Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sirish Deo and other senior officials of the armed forces. Directors of DRDO laboratories namely RCI, ASL, LRDE and ITR reviewed the entire launch operations. Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO for elevating the country to few select nations having such BMD capability.