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India launches cryogenic rocket

6 January 2014 Last updated at 10:25 GMT

India has successfully launched a 1,982-kg communications satellite using an indigenous cryogenically-powered rocket.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5), blasted off from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

The GSLV-D5 put the satellite into a perfect orbit after a 17-minute flight.