India Successfully Test Fires Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile February 2017 New Delhi. India successfully conducted a test wherein an incoming ballistic missile target was intercepted by an exo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the Bay of Bengal at 0745 hrs February 11. With this commendable scientific achievement, India has crossed an important milestone in building its overall capability towards enhanced security against incoming ballistic missile threats. It has also entered an exclusive club of four nations with developing capabilities to secure its skies and cities against hostile threats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lauded the efforts of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and all the scientists involved for their dedicated efforts in this significant achievement.