"We have successfully launched nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V today", ANI quoted defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman as saying.
It was sacked Thursday morning India time on Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha.
The missile, with its 17-meter-long, 2m-wide body, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tons (1,360 kilograms). Agni-V is the most lethal missile in India's arsenal.
India now has the Agni-I (700-km range), Agni-II (2,000-km range), Agni-III and Agni-IV (over 3,500-km range), and the supersonic Brahmos missiles.
Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science at MIT who studies nuclear proliferation, said Thursday's test did not demonstrate any "new capability, (this) was simply a developmental test before India inducts it into operational range".
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Apart from the shorter-range Prithvi and Dhanush missiles, the SFC has inducted the Agni-I, Agni-II and Agni-III missiles.
This article has been adapted from its original source. It can carry 1,000kg of nuclear weapons. 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. With this, India will also join the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs, which includes the US, Russia, China, France and the UK. This range was not sufficient to reach targets on the extreme eastern and north- eastern region of China.
"The Made in India canistered missile, having three stages of propulsion, was successfully test fired", she tweeted.
The ICBM Agni-V was last tested on December 16, 2016, which was described as the fourth and last test of the missile.