Defence conference to focus on range technology

More than 300 scientists have gathered here for a three-day conference to discuss a host of issues related to range technology.

The National Conference on Range Technology (NACORT) – 2006 at the integrated test range (ITR) of Chandipur in Balasore, about 150 km from here, comes a day after India Monday successfully tested a new interceptor rocket – the first step in creating a defence system against incoming ballistic missiles.

‘But we will not discuss anything about this interceptor,’ ITR director and chairman of the organising committee A.K. Checker told IANS. ‘However, if President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (who inaugurates the conference) wants to speak on this, he may.’

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