Balasore, April 28 (ANI): India successfully test-fired an anti-ballistic missile dubbed as Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) at Wheeler Island in Balasore district of Odisha. The missile has been developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The organization called the test-fire a significant step. This came as a significant milestone in the direction of developing a two layered Ballistic Missile Defence system and the mission aims to engage the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude of more than 120 kilometres. Both PDV interceptor and the two stage target equipped with motors have been developed to achieve PDV mission. The target further developed to mimic a “hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away” was launched from a ship in the Bay of Bengal.