India has successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry a nuclear warhead, officials say.
The Agni-V was launched from a site off India's east coast and took about 20 minutes to hit its target somewhere near Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.
The missile has a range of more than 5,000km (3,100 miles), potentially bringing targets in China within range.
India said the launch was "flawless" and the missile had reached its target.
"The ships located in mid-range and at the target point have tracked the vehicle [missile] and witnessed the final event," Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) spokesman Ravi Gupta said.
With this, India joins an elite nuclear club of China, Russia, France, the US and UK which already have long-range missiles, although with a much greater range. Israel is also strongly thought to possess them.
The US would like to bring this to the attention of the MUN and wishes for statements of opinion in response to this from neighbouring nations, particuarly we are interested in Pakistan and Chinese responses.
Tuvalu does not approve of this test, or the international reaction to it, in the light of recent nuclear tests elsewhere, and the highly charged relationships involved in the region. Rather than encouraging this, we should all be working for a nuclear-free world, not just preventing those not in the club from acquiring them.
Namibia congratulations India on her Missile test, but would rather see the world dedicate research and money towards combating climate change rather than weapons of mass destruction which serve no purpose to further the cause of mankind.