'Agni-5', which has a range of 5000 kms, has been designed to carry more than one-tonne warhead. The 17-metre long and 2-metre wide 'Agni-5' has a launch weight of around 50 tonnes. It will be launched from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.Reuters

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha on Thursday, a defence official said.

The missile, which can strike a target of 700 km away and can carry a one-tonne nuclear warhead, was tested by the armed forces as part of user trial from a facility on Wheeler Island near Dhamra in Bhadrak district, 170 km off Bhubaneswar.

"It was a perfect launch," director of the test range MVKV Prasad told IANS.

Agni is an intermediate range ballistic missile. It uses solid propulsion booster and a liquid propulsion upper stage, derived from India's first indigenously developed ballistic missile, Prithvi.