Published On : Sat, Feb 11th, 2017

PM lauds missile defence test, uses it to mock Oppn


Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded the successful test of interceptor missile and used the occasion to take a dig at opponents, saying they would now have to travel “very high” if they want proof of it.

Addressing an election rally, Modi congratulated the scientists for developing the defence system.

He said the opposition would now come seeking the proof of the successful test.

“They (opposition) ask proof of surgical strikes. Now if they question this feat, they have to travel very high to check its authenticity,” he said at an election rally in Badaun, UP.

His remarks came hours after India successfully test-fired its interceptor missile off the Odisha coast, achieving a significant milestone in the direction of developing a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system.