ISRO had possibility plans for postponing the launch but kept a watch on the weather conditions.
The GSAT-29 satellite was placed in a geo-synchronous transfer orbit about 17 minutes after launch.
It will be placed in a geo-stationary orbit at its intended location after three orbit raising manoeuvres over the next few days.
The communication satellite, weighing 3,423 kg, “is a multiband, multi-beam communication satellite, intended to serve as test bed for new and critical technologies,” according to ISRO.
“The first operational mission of this vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is going to be none other than Chandrayaan-II mission, which is going to take place in January next year. In addition to this one, this fantastic vehicle is going to carry a human to space three years from now. Kudos to this excellent, reliant and simple launcher of India,” ISRO chairman K. Sivan said.