New Delhi (Web Desk):  India has successfully tested a Star Wars-type interceptor missile that can hit an incoming ballistic missile , Indian media reported.

The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) off Odisha coast at 8 am this morning.

This mission, termed as “PDV mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of earth’s atmosphere”, said a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) official. “Both, the PDV interceptor and the two stage target missile , were successfully engaged,” he said.

The target was developed for mimicking a hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away was launched from a ship anchored in the Bay of Bengal.