China Tests Land-based Missile Interception System: Report

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Beijing: China carried out a land-based missile interception test, informed its Defence Ministry and added that the test was defensive and not aimed at any country.

According to reports, China has been ramping up research into all sorts of missiles, from those that can destroy satellites in space to advanced nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, as part of an ambitious modernisation scheme overseen by President Xi Jinping.

The ministry said in a brief statement late on Sunday that the “ground-based midcourse anti-missile intercept technology” test had been carried out that night.

“The test reached its expected goals,” the ministry said. “This test was defensive and not aimed at any country.”

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