Balasore, Feb 11: India successfully test fired its interceptor missile. The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island.
Reports said that this mission, named as PDV mission is for engaging the targets in the exo atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of earth's atmosphere,
Once the missile crossed the atmosphere, the Heat Shield ejected and the IR Seeker dome opened to look at the Target location as designated by the Mission Computer. All events were monitored in real-time by the Telemetry/Range Stations, at various other locations.