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India Tested An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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India Tested An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Officials confirmed on Twitter the Agni 5 missile was launched from a small island off India's east coast Thursday.
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India says it successfully tested a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile.

Officials confirmed on Twitter the Agni 5 missile was launched from a small island off India's east coast Thursday.

The ICBM is capable of carrying a nuclear weapon, and India's defense minister called the launch a "major boost" to the country's military capabilities.

This is the fifth time India has tested the Agni 5 since it was introduced in 2012. The most recent launch was in late 2016.