ISRO on Thursday successfully tests fired its Agni V missile. The missile is indigenously developed by DRDO an intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile (ICBM). Agni-V can reach targets as far as the northern parts of China. The test fire took place on Thursday, off the Odisha coast from the Abdul Kalam Island facility. A Defence Ministry official said the sophisticated missile was a game changer and the test fire was successful. Agni-V is the latest and most advanced version of the Agni series, developed as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme in 1960s. The earlier versions of the missile were successfully tested in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 respectively. Agni V can aim at a target and has a range of 5,000 km, that is it can reach China. The load capacity of Agni-V is a traditional warhead of about 1.5 tonnes. With the success of Agni-V, India joined the club of US, Russia, the UK, France and China, countries that have ICBM missiles.