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On part of the initial phase of a robust Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) shield by 2012 , a supersonic interceptor missile, Advanced Air Defence (AAD), brought down an incoming “enemy” ballistic missile (a modified Prithvi) of 2,000 km range, at an altitude of 15 km over the Bay of Bengal giving a boost to Indian missile defence system.
The Indian Space Research Organisation`s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C15) put five satellites in their precise orbit. The five satellites launched were:              
ISRO`s 694-kg Cartosat-2B.
116-kg Alsat-2A of Algeria.
6.5-kg nano satellite, named NLS 6.1AISSAT-1 of the Space Flight Laboratory of the University of Toronto, Canada.
One-kg nano satellite NLS 6.2 TISAT-1, built by the University of Applied Science Sciences of Switzerland.
Tiny Studsat, built by 35 students of seven engineering colleges in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The Indian Navy launched the Golden Jubilee celebrations of its frontline Sea Harrier (White Tiger) squadron INAS 300 at Goa.            
Vostok-2010, the largest war games ever was staged in the Russian Far East by Russia bordering China and Mongolia.
India`s first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), designed specifically for the Navy rolled out from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) facility in Bangalore.

The first night trial of indigenously developed, beyond visual range air-to-air missile ‘Astra` was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range complex at Chandipur.            
According to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), the public sector defence production unit, will set up <strong>two missile manufacturing units in Andhra Pradesh, one in Bhagayat village of Ibrahimpatnam in Ranga Reddy district and the other in Kambalapalli village in Anantapur district.