Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday congratulated scientists for the rare feat of the successful launch of Agni-V ballistic missile. Patnaik said it had put India into an elite club of nations.

"I do congratulate Indian scientists wholeheartedly for the extraordinary and rare feat for the nation," Patnaik said.

Angni-V was successfully launched on Thursday from Odisha.