Agni-V successfully test-fired from Odisha

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New Delhi, Apr 19: India's first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Agni-V has been successfully test-fired from Wheeler Island, Odisha.

Agni-V has a range of 5,000 kilometres.

"We have done it, everything as we planned, super hit," said DRDO chief VK Saraswat.

Agni-V has been developed by DRDO scientists and is India's longest ballistic missile that has the capability to carry nuclear warheads.

Agni-V can cover entire Eastern Europe, China, North Eastern and Eastern Africa and even Australia if fired from the Nicobar Islands.

"The sleek missile, within a few seconds of its blast-off from the Island launch pad, roared majestically into the sky leaving behind it's trajectory, a trail of thin orange and white smoke before disappearing," said an eyewitness.

Earlier, the test launch was postponed due to bad weather.

With the launch of Agni-V, India has joined the elite missile club of US, Russia, France and China.

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