India successfully completed the first flight test of Phase II Ballistic Missile Defense Interceptor AD-1 on Dr Abdul Kalam Island, located off the coast of Odisha on Nov. 2. After the successful test, DRDO chief Dr. Samir V Kamat that the 500 km long range missiles can now be intercepted. He said: “We initially developed BMD phase 1 capability to destroy incoming 2000 km class missiles. Yesterday’s test has now helped us to intercept every 5,000 km class missile.” “If our enemies aim from a great distance, we now have the ability to intercept. It’s a significant jump in our capability against ballistic missiles,” he added.