India Conducts Sixth Test-Launch of Agni-4 Missile

On January 2, 2017, India conducted the sixth test-launch of its Agni-4 nuclear-capable ballistic missile from Wheeler Island. India’s Defense Research and Development Organization claimed the test was a success, and described the Agni-4 as a “sophisticated surface-to-surface missile equipped with modern and compact avionics to provide high level of reliability.” The Agni-4 is a two-stage solid propellant missile with a range of 4,000 km and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. This test comes a week after India test-launched its Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, which was also considered a success.

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Missile Defense Project, "India Conducts Sixth Test-Launch of Agni-4 Missile," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 4, 2017, last modified June 15, 2018,