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From where, the DRDO successfully tested the indigenously developed HSTDV along with several technologies?

[A]. Gulf of Khambhat
[B]. Gulf of Kutch
[C]. Dr. Abdul Kalam Island
[D]. Salsette Island

Answer: Option C


The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) along with several technologies on 12 June. The HSTDV missile was successfully launched from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The missile was tracked by various radars, telemetry stations and electro optical tracking sensors through its course. The project aims to develop a hypersonic vehicle that will be powered by a scram-jet engine. The HSTDV demonstrated the performance of a scram-jet engine at an altitude of 15 km to 20 km.

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