‘In a historic mission today, India successfully flight tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV)’ DRDO declared on Twitter.

This indigenously-developed HSTDV is powered by a scramjet engine, which will serve as the building block for next-generation hypersonic cruise missiles.

DRDO has called this a ‘giant leap in indigenous defence technologies and significant milestone towards an atmanirbhar Bharat’.

Chairman DRDO congratulated all the scientists, researchers and other personnel related with HSTDV mission for their resolute and unwavering efforts towards strengthening Nation’s defence capabilities.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO scientists for the ‘landmark achievement’ and said that with the successful HSTDV flight test, using the indigenously developed scramjet propulsion system, all critical technologies have now been established to progress to the next phase.

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