ISLAMABAD - Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, in an apparent response to India's supersonic interceptor missile test, said on Monday that Pakistan would address the development at an international level, Radio Pakistan reported.

Expressing concern over India's missile test, Aziz said it will disturb the balance of power in the region, and added that Pakistan will continue to upgrade its defensive capabilities by acquiring advanced technology.

India is enjoying the cooperation of the United States, as Washington thinks a strong India is vital to contain China, he said. The adviser said Pakistan would raise its voice at the international level against these developments.

Sartaj Aziz's statement comes just a day after India successfully test-fired indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile, from a test range off Odisha coast.

“The test launch of supersonic interceptor missile by India is not a surprising news for us, but definitely we are concerned over the disturbing of the balance of power in the region”.

Aziz said India and Pakistan are bound by an agreement of informing each other of their respective missile tests. He said Pakistan is not oblivious to its defence and will think seriously to upgrade its defencive capabilities.

Aziz said India is enjoying the backing and cooperation of the US as Washington thinks a strong India is vital to contain China. Pakistan will definitely acquire advanced technology to improve its defense, he added

“We are concerned over the fact that due to these tests by India the balance of power in the region is being disturbed. Pakistan will raise its voice at the international level against these developments.”

India on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile from a test range of Odisha coast. “The test conducted to validate various parameters of the interceptor in flight mode has been successful,” Defence Research Development Organisation sources said.

The test was conducted off Odisha coast where the interceptor was engaged against a target that was a naval version of Prithvi missile launched from a ship, taking up the role of an incoming “hostile ballistic missile”. The interceptor roared through its trajectory to destroy the incoming ‘hostile missile’ in mid-air.

Labelled the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, the interceptor is a 7.5-metre-long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile. “The ‘kill’ effect of the interceptor was ascertained by analysing data from multiple tracking sources,” a DRDO scientist said. “It is a 7.5-metre-long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator.”

The sources further informed that the interceptor missile had its own mobile launcher, secure data link for interception, independent tracking and homing capabilities and sophisticated radars.