The missile was sacked from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha in the morning, reported CNN. The current missile used a canister launcher mounted on a mobile platform and was sacked from the Integrated Test Range's No. 4 launch pad.
India says it has successfully test-fired its most advanced long-range intercontinental ballistic missile.
The missile test is another step forward toward its eventual induction into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), said the TOI. The missile can carry a nuclear warhead of more than one tonne.
Once the weapon becomes operational, this will catapult India in a special league of countries - the US, UK, Russia, China and France - that possess missiles with a strike-range of more than 5,000km. This range was not sufficient to reach targets on the extreme eastern and north- eastern region of China. Its innovative technologies include composite rocket motors, guidance ring-laser gyro-based inertial navigation systems, micro-navigation systems and accelerometers to measure its acceleration and detect any change in its vehicular motion.
The Agni-V was last tested on December 26, 2016, which was then described as the fourth and final experimental test of the three-stage missile. The military now uses the Agni-1 (range of 700 km), Agni-2 (2,000 km), and the Agni-3 and Agni-4 (2,500-3,500 km).
The missile, earlier, has been successfully tested twice from mobile launchers and once from a hermetically sealed canister.
The indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile, Agni-5, is capable of striking a target more than 5,000 km away.