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Two days back India tested a ship based new kind of missile to destroy incoming aerial targets.

According to news from Defence Research and Development Organisation and Indian Navy, a successfully flight was tested for Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from an Indian Naval Ship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

The VL-SRSAM, a ship borne weapon system, is meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets, official statement said.

The launch of the system was conducted against a high speed aerial target mimicking aircraft, which was successfully engaged.

The flight path of the vehicle along with health parameters were monitored using a number of tracking instruments deployed by ITR, Chandipur, the statement added.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar appreciated the Indian Navy and DRDO for the successful flight test of the VL-SRSAM and said the development of this indigenous missile system will further strengthen the defensive capabilities of the Indian Navy.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy complimented the teams involved in the successful flight test.