India successfully test fired their latest and most advanced nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), according to statements made by their military on Thursday. The new platform, dubbed the Agni-V, has an estimated range of over 3,100 miles, placing all of Asia, as well as parts of Europe and Africa within its operational range; something sure to draw the attention of their diplomatic and occasional military opponent, China.

The missile’s flight performance was tracked and monitored by radars, range stations and tracking systems all through the mission. All mission objectives were successfully met. This successful test of Agni-V reaffirms the country’s indigenous missile capabilities and further strengthens our credible deterrence,” said a defense ministry official.

According to Indian officials, this week’s test was the second to last the Agni-V will undergo before being entered into operational use within India’s tri-Service Strategic Forces Command (SFC). India has already been a member of the exclusive club of nuclear powers since 1974, though they claimed at the time to only harness the power of splitting the atom for peaceful purposes. Many experts believe India did not begin weaponizing nuclear power until 1988, but with the induction of the Agni-V into their arsenal, India will now join an even shorter list of nations maintaining operational ICBM arsenals.

To date, only the U.S., Russia, China, France and the UK can boast that distinction, with North Korea potentially the latest addition to the list, depending on the questionable survivability rate of their reentry vehicles.